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Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
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Creation Date: January 12, 2006
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By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
New leadership and a 40-year-ol
jail topped the agenda at Tuesday night
bimonthly meeting of the Gulf County Boai
of County Commissioners.
Nathan Peters, Jr. passed h
chairmanship to Carmen McLemore, wh
presented Peters with a plaque for his yea
long service as chairman. Bill William
assumed the role of vice-chairman.
McLemore and Williams will occupy the
new roles until the first board meeting
2007.
Not long after settling into his new. sea
Peters said he had received several cal
concerning the condition of the county ja
and asked Sheriff Dalton Upchurch to bri
the board.
Upchurch cited a laundry list of repair
that must be made to the jail, saying tha
while he was in the process of changing tt
locks, there is much work still to be done c
the structure itself.
"It's just in bad shape," said Upchurc
noting that in the absence of a budg
windfall, he has made small repairs whenev
possible.
"You can spend big money fixing it, or
little money trying to get through," he said.
Upchurch noted that with 61 inmates, tt
jail is currently six prisoners over capacity
The jail cannot house any additional fema
prisoners, with the number capped at 1
and the jail has no two-man cells.
"We have some serious issues," sa
Upchurch, noting that the county ma
soon find itself in hot water over the jail
deficiencies.
Peters suggested that the "most logical
step would be to gauge the public's suppo
for a new jail by placing the question on
referendum during this year's election cycli
He asked that details such as location:
cost estimates and sales tax recommendation
be taken up at a later workshop.
Peters' motion found.initial support fro
Billy Traylor, who said he would also lil
to have the public's feedback, but met \\il
opposition by Williams, who asked th,


Discusses

the board get more concrete figures before
deciding the referendum question.
ld "I'd like to see some more substance
t's before I ask the voters something I couldn't
rd explain to them," he said.
Williams said he was particularly hesitant
is to broach another sales tax issue, given the
io half-cent sales tax that will fund a new
r- Sacred Heart hospital and the recent "war
is zone with the MSTU," a controversial funding
mechanism for beach restoration that was
;ir bitterly opposed by some Cape residents.
of Assuring his fellow board members that
he sought a "collegial" year, Williams said
it, he, too, would like to see the prison situation
Ils addressed.
il, "I'm not trying to stall it, I'm saying let's
ef get a blueprint," Williams said.
He asked Upchurch and county
rs administrator Don Butler to pursue
at alternative funding sources and provide the
ie board with a cost estimate for a new jail.
>n Upchurch, who said he was caught off
guard by Peters' motion, was receptive to
h, Williams' request.
et "If you want us to collect information, we
er can do that," he said.
Upchurch estimated the cost of a new
a facility at less than $10 million, an estimate
he derived from ongoing discussions with the
he, Georgia Sheriffs Association, which blankets
y. several small, rural counties.
de Peters cautioned the board that the
6, decision to add a referendum to the 2006
ballot required advance, notice to Supervisor
id of Elections Linda Griffin.
ay The board asked Butler to meet with
I's Griffin and. present the cut-off date at their
next meeting.
Al" In other business:
rt *Williams reported' on ongoing
a negotiations between the county and the
e. owners of the former Butler's Restaurant
n, property, who are seeking 'the abandonment
ns of a 2-acre tract along Butler's Bay Road
in exchange for a quarter-acre property on
m which they plan to build public bathhouses
ke and a boardwalk that will connect to the
th WindMark development.
at Williams has conducted town hall


Jail Deficiencies
meetings in Highland View and St. Joe the. board hold a special workshop before
Beach to gauge the public's support for the making any decisions.
proposal, and asked the board to begin the McLemore expressed some doubts as to
abandonment process, the proposal's merit, saying that he did not
Admitting that he knew very little about
the proposal's details, McLemore asked that (See COUNTY on Page 12A)


Laboring for Workers


By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
Anyone who owns a business in Gulf
County has run headlong into the problem
of finding and keeping
- workers.
As the area grows and
new businesses enter the
community, the problems
of sufficient workforce,
under-trained workers,
and affordable, available
workforce housing have
become acute.
Government agencies,
private sector business
leaders, educational
facilities, and concerned
citizens are trying to identify
basic needs and develop
short-term and long-term
answers to fill the void.
But as Alan McNair,.
Director of Gulf County
Economic Development
Council, said, "There are
so many questions, and so
many problems."
Workers Are Available
According to McNair, when the paper mill
in Port St. Joe closed permanently in 1998,
many skilled and motivated mill workers
left the area to find work. Many have now
returned as jobs have returned.
He believes the key for employers is to
find these people, "but have a program in
place to offer them, be it money or car eer.,


advancement or flex time for older workers."
McNair's advice for area employers is
two-fold:
Identify your business's specific needs


and then target the groups of employees who
meet those needs.
Partner with some group that works
in workforce development, like Gulf Coast
Community College. Employers can get
money to train workers, and new training
initiatives are being offered by the state.

(See LABORING on Page 6A)


Chronicling the History of a River


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
Flanked by composer Sammy Tedder and
scriptwriter Jane Atkins, Blountstown film-
maker Elam Stoltzfus on Monday debuted
a rough cut of the first eight minutes of his
new documentary, Apalachicola River: An
American Treasure.
Within an ambitious project that tackles
the art, science, nature, politics and spiritu-
alism associated with the Apalachicola River
and its tributaries, the introduction both
grounds the documentary in the river's his-
tory, and represents an unorthodox digres-
sion into traditional, narrative drama.
The documentary opens with the image
of Dr. Andrew Ramsey, a Blountstown native
and the former chief of Florida's Northwestern
tribe of Creek Indians, cloaked in traditional


Creek dress.
As Ramsey recounts days spent fish-
ing with his Creek grandmother along the
Apalachicola River, characters played by the
young Tyler Wertenberger and Brooks Ann
Hayes emerge to reenact Ramsey's.memory.
As they fish. Hayes schools Wertenbeiger
in the river's history, and the young boy
summons to life a cast of characters that
include the Spanish explorer Cabeza de Vaca
and a runaway slave who seeks shelter along
the river bank.
Ramsey reemerges at the end of the seg-
ment to instruct a crowd of school children:
"The Apalachicola belongs to everyone. You
can go anywhere you want."
The engaging, fast-paced history les-
son comes courtesy of scriptwriter Atkins, a
Blountstown native and California transplant


Election Office Moves


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
As the sun bathed her office in a
warming glow, Linda
Griffin sat behind
her desk and sur-
veyed her new sur-
roundings.
There were still
boxes to unpack and
county workers still
painting and shap-
ing back offices, but
all seemed well on ,,
Monday afternoon MI
as the Supervisor
of Elections con-
sidered her new
location, 401 Long
Avenue, or in the old
Health Department
Building.
In a matter of
months, it has been
transformed from a
place where teeth were cleaned and pulled
to the county's election central.
"I'm excited," Griffin said. "The county
work crews, they've done a great job. It's
just so much better."
The move of Griffin's office became final
with the turn of the calendar into 2006,
though there remain trips back and forth
to the courthouse to pick up some loose
ends, as anybody who has ever moved can


attest is part of the process.
The first thing that strikes a visitor
is the amount of room, with not only the


square-footage but the layout ideal for
running an office that come election sea-
son often seems perpetually powered by
Energizer.
Gone is the maze of corridors and
desks which made walking from the front
counter to a back office for ballots akin to
participating in a steeplechase.
(See ELECTIONS on Page 5A)


who has script-
ed over 300
hours of televi-
sion and earned
an Emmy for
her work on
the television
series "Santa
Barbara."
Stoltzfus,.'
an acclaimed
documenta- p
ry filmmaker
whose latest
award winning
work, Living
Waters: Aquatic
Preserves of
Florida featured
St. Joe Bay,
asked Atkins
to compose a t .... An aerial shot of the winding river"
unique treat- .With Stoltzfus.sening as narrator, the
ment for the film's opening scenes. .57-minute film will feature snippets from
,He wanted to move beyond the History interviews with local shrimpers, oystermen
Channel's technique of dubbing narration to and restaurateurs and tackle important top-
still historical images. ics such as river preservation and dredging.
"Elam had said he was thinking about The towering sand pile south of
a narrator that was like a little Mark Twain Wewahitchka commonly called "Sand
character," said Atkins. 'I had that in the back Mountain," a dumping site for past Corp
of my head." of Engineers
The remain- dr edging
der of the docu- campaigns,
mentary will be features
strictly realism. prominently
In writing in the film, as
the documen- do remarks
tary, Atkins by dredging
worked from opponents
interview tran- Senator Bob
scripts provided G r a ha min
by Stoltzfus, (D-FL) and
who has filmed Wewahitchka
an impressive act iv -
array of subjects ist Marilyn
in Blountstown, Blackwell.
Wewahitchka, Whi l'e
Apalachicola, showcasing
Eastpoint and the work of
Chattahoochee. area scien-
Before film- tists and envi-
ing began, ronmental-
Stoltzfus and ists, Stoltzfus
Atkins worked Dr. Andrew Ramsey, a former chief of Florida's Northwestern also explores
out the docu- tribe of Creek Indians, provides the film's opening commen- the spiritual
mentary's gener- tary. power of the
al structure and river.
hashed out their respective assignments. Stoltzfus filmed an authentic river bap-
"I told Jane, 'You give me the words, I'll tism conducted by Prayer Chainers Mission
put the pictures to it,"' said Stoltzfus. (See RIVER HISTORY on Page 4A)
(See RIVER HISTORY on Page 14A)


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School Board Talks Housing


By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
In a Tuesday afternoon
workshop, the Gulf County
School Board decided
to become creative and
proactive in its search to
help alleviate the critical
housing shortage for county
teachers, simultaneously
addressing related problems
of teacher recruitment and
retention.
The primary topic was
the nine acre parcel of land
in Highland View where
the former Port St. Joe
Elementary School stands.
One proposal was
selling one to two acres,
taking the proceeds and
building the teacher housing
themselves.
Board member Charlotte
Pierce then proposed the
idea of a land swap, which
gathered enthusiasm as the
meeting progressed.
She proposed perhaps
selling the two acres in
Highland View for land
elsewhere, with the
possibility of receiving more
acreage in a swap.
Tax status of the
Highland View property was
the first question.
The preliminary answer,
according to Kesley Colbert,
Gulf County Property
Appraiser, was that the land


would not be tax-exempt if
anything were built on it.
School Board
Superintendent Tim Wilder
said that after interviewing
multiple teachers interested
in open teaching positions
in Gulf County, prospects
have consistently said they
could not afford to live in the
county.
Wilder acknowledged
the same problem of non-
affordable housing in
Wewahitchka, but the
school board does not have
any available vacant land in
north Gulf County on which
to possibly build teacher
housing.
Gulf County is one of
five counties statewide that
is spearheading a quest
in Tallahassee to secure
legislative help to deal
with affordable housing for
teachers.
As Wilder pointed out,
the board had three ways
to fight the problem: ask
to use millage dollars set
aside specifically for capital
outlay projects in education;
propose additional local
sales taxes; propose a local
bond issue.
The board was
unanimous that local was
the only way to go.
Wilder was less than
confident in bringing the


issue of an additional half-
cent sales tax to the public
for vote. The Gulf County
Commission would first
have to give approval to put
the question on the ballot.
Another suggestion
was to approach Rep. Allan
Bense to help draft a law
and get it into place before
his term ends next year to
make the Highland View
property tax-exempt.
- All board members
agreed to schedule a
meeting with Dannie
Bolden, executive director of
the Gulf County Community
Development Committee,
and John Hendry, project
general manager for The
St. Joe Company, as soon
as possible, to utilize the
extensive research they
have already completed on
housing in Gulf County.
Numerous questions
were raised about legalities,
building permits, liabilities,
land use, etc., all of which
were to be discussed again
after the meeting with
Bolden and Hendry.
In addition to housing
for county teachers, Wilder
asked about incentives to
offer interested teachers, in
an effort to help offset high
housing costs.
He gave examples of
incentivesthatothercounties


were offering, including the
school board paying for
teacher background checks
and fingerprinting; aid with
moving expenses; waiving
one or more deposits
for utilities; and signing
bonuses.
Wilder suggested the
board consider setting aside
a budget for future use for


these things.
Board members
suggested Wilder inquire
with local utilities and
services to determine
willingness to waive deposits
for incoming teachers.
Other topics covered
included the growing
possibilities in distance
learning, which would
connect schools in Port St.
Joe and Wewahitchka, and
traveling teachers to cover
both north and south parts
of the county, as ways to


alleviate teacher shortages.
Discussion of the
new workforce training
class in construction at
Wewahitchka High School
brought about renewed
interest in reactivating the
program in Port St. Joe
High School, where over 60
students were previously
enrolled.
The students were
required to leave the
technical classes in order'
to take mandatory reading
classes for FCAT.


Wewahitchka Commissioners


Approve Subdivision Ordinance


By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
The first regular
meeting of the new year
for the Wewahitchka City
Commission centered,
appropriately, around new
development.
Commissioners had the
first reading of an ordinance
which largely mirrors
county requirements for
subdivisions while also
taking the first step toward
putting the responsibility on
developers to run utilities
into new subdivisions.
Both ordinances arose
from discussions ldst month
with county building official
Brad Ray regarding the city's
requirements, or general


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lack thereof, on roads and
other infrastructure in the
case of new development.
Up till now, the city's
ordinances speak primarily
to land use issues, not
specifics on concurrent
construction required with
subdivisions.
The city, after lengthy
discussion among
commissioners, chose to
enact an ordinance which
is in line with the county's
mandates.
Commissioners also
decided to move ahead with
an ordinance which will
require developers to run
utility connections to their
subdivisions.
Both ordinances will
be read for the second and
final time and a public
hearing on each held during
commissioners' next regular
bi-monthly meeting on Jan.
23.
In other business
conducted during a relatively


brief meeting on Monday:
Commissioners
approved a resolution which.
reconfirmss" the city's
position regarding providing
access to all city buildings
for the physically disabled.
The city had such a
resolution already in place,
but it was adopted so long
ago that commissioners
adopted a new resolution.
A commitment to
providing accessibility
to public buildings is a
touchstone for federal
consideration on Community
Development Block Grants.
The city has a CDBG
package for extension
of water lines in the city:
limits.
City staff opened
bids and commissioners
approved the low vendor for
employee uniforms.
The current vendor,
Cintas, was awarded the
contract at a price of $5.75
per employee for uniforms.


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Hurricanes Bring More Than Wind and Rain


By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
Note: This is the second
in a series to run through
June 1-the official beginning
of the 2006 hurricane
season.
The series will cover
updated information
related to hurricanes, in
order to help our readers
better prepare themselves
for another, possibly very
rough, hurricane season.
Besides the obvious
extreme winds, torrential
rains, and immediate coastal
flooding, hurricanes bring
three more primary areas of
danger when passing close
to land or making landfall:
storm surge, tornadoes, and
inland flooding.
"The greatest potential
for loss of life related to a
hurricane is from the storm
surge." Brian Jarvinen,
National Hurricane Center
Storm surge is water


around the coast through
St. Marks and up the St.
Marks River.
Storm surge in these
areas ranged from 12 feet at
St. George Island, to 10 feet
on the river.
Storm surge is
independent of the usual
tidal ebb and flow, and is not
the same as a tidal surge,
which occurs independent
of approaching weather.
The advancing storm
surge combines with the
normal tides to create the
hurricane storm tide, which
can increase the average
water level 15 feet or more.
Additionally, wind-
driven waves are
superimposed on the storm
tide. All this creates row
after row of walls of water
with waves on top, often 100
or more miles wide, which
sweep across the coastline
where a hurricane makes
landfall.


Add to that the currents
created by the tides, which
combine with the wave action
to severely erode beaches
and coastal highways.
Many buildings withstand
hurricane force winds only to
collapse as their foundations
are undermined by erosion.
The biggest danger
occurs when a land-falling
hurricane hits at high tide.
When You Hear
Hurricane, Think Inland
Flooding
According to the National
Oceanic and Atmospheric
Association (NOAA), while
storm surge is always a
potential threat, in the last
30 years more people have
died from inland flooding.
Hurricane storm surges
also affect rivers and inland
lakes to the point that inland
flooding can be a major
threat to communities from
a few to hundreds of miles
from the coast.


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parents to keep children
from playing in flood water.


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of U.S. cyclone deaths are
people who drown in their
cars, or during the attempt
to escape cars caught in
flood waters.


Officials constantly
caution people in flooded
areas not to attempt to cross

(See HURRICANES on Page 13A)


Storm Surge at the stump hole (above) and flooding at the Port St. Joe Marina courtesy of Hurricane Dennis


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Storm surge is not
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densely populated Atlantic'
and Gulf Coast coastlines
lie less than 10 feet above
sea level, the danger from
storm surge is tremendous,
illustrated by Hurricanes
Katrina and Rita in August
and September, 2005.
Wave and current action
associated with the tide also
cause extensive damage.
Water weighs almost 1,700
pounds per cubic yard.
Extended pounding by
the. surf can demolish any
structure not specifically'
designed to withstand such
immense force.


Additionally, hurricane-
induced intense rainfall
causes major inland
flooding, as rainstorms from
the hurricane feeder bands
drift slowly or stall over an
area.
Statistics gathered from
NOAA on hurricane-induced
inland flooding are chilling: /
Freshwater floods
accounted for more than half
(59%) of U.S. cyclone deaths
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Seventy-eight percent
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Editorials, Comments ..


Benchmarks of 2006


By this time in 200- we should have
an accurate gauge of how the patient pro-
gressed in 2006.
In large part, that diagnosis will be
determined, we'd humbly offer, by how and
whether specific benchmarks are reached
by various parts of the body
We offer a few.
Gulf County taxpayers
Here's the blood coursing through the
veins sorry, green flowing into county
coffers but there through the din of the
summer could be heard the outcry to stop
the bleeding.
Maybe the second-home buyer is able
to apply enough gauze, but for too many
folks, particularly residents on a fixed
income and small businesses, the taxing
levels are suffocating.
For a community attempting to main-
tain as a recent Economic Development
Council visioning exercise identified its
heritage and sense of place this is life-
threatening.
It might be best understood from a
statewide perspective.
Under the state's formula for fund-
ing schools -in large measure based
on enrollment, ad valorem taxes and a
.county's perceived ability to pay its way
Tallahassee and the Gulf County School
Board combined to slash two mills off tax
bills while barely bumping overall spend-
ing and taxes.
Yet, every other taxing authority raised
taxes by double-digit percentages, the
county topping out at nearly 30 percent.
And given recent consideration of a
road bond which would serve to more
than double long-term debt while extend-
ing it 20-plus years and retiring existing
debt, dollars the county long-ago spent
there exists plenty of belief that commis-
sioners may never be able to find the self-
control to turn off the tap.
The fact that the road bond seems to
primarily benefit developers producing
the new development commissioners are
targeting provides little comfort.
This past year saw a schism widen
between commissioners and the public,
and neighbors, in the case of the peninsu-
la, over the issue of taxes and how appro-
priately public dollars are shepherded by
elected officials.
With the budget process about to
crank up again, the magnifying glass is
.already applying plenty of heat and there*
Jis certainly threat of singe in 2006..'
Because this year adds some spice to-
-the dynamic, an element called re-election.
Some would argue the campaign began
with the road bond proposal.
With.the election cycle beginning anew,
taxpayers frustrated by a budget process
they see as bleeding them dry will have the
ballot box at which to make a statement.
By this time next year either tax bills
or commission seats, or both, could appear
significantly different.
Housing for the Blue
The framework of a community, the
blue collar guy or gal, has to be able to find
affordable homes or a lot of people will be
joining many workers in Walton and. Bay
counties who already undertake signifi-
cant commutes to work in the future.
The coming year is a critical one for
the coalition of the willing who had gained
so much momentum a little more than a
year ago.
Much of 2005 was spent on accom-
plishing the requisite and mundane -
bylaws and articles of incorporation and
achieving non-profit status for those
who put the housing initiative on the front
burner.
Sometime in the next 12 months,
though, the words and paper will be ren-


dered meaningless without bricks and
mortar: the charged signs of life gained in
October 2004 will be faintly flickering
The improvements in SHIP have been
a positive for taxpayers and that program.
more people hale been helped. Bridgeport
went up and mostly filled.
Habitat for Humanity has its first part-
ner family identified. The CCDC continues
its fine work largely out of the spotlight.
But in 2006, there is a sense of urgen-
cy for something more tangible, as being
able to afford to live south of White City
Bridge becomes more tenable by the day.
Ask the members of the Gulf County
School Board, who wrestled with the issue
Tuesday and concluded to move forward
on their own on an initiative to create
teacher-affordable housing on the dis-
trict's Highland View property because
the district could not afford to tally on the
timetables of others.
But solving the riddle for the county as
a whole will require collaboration, public
and private, north and south.
As one example, whatever bubbles
beneath the surface of the wrangling
between the City of Port St. Joe and The
St. Joe Company over a 6.35 parcel iden-
tified as a "potential" site for rental units
must be addressed and this project moved
forward under an umbrella of other, larger
projects.
Habitat still searches for a site; a pro-
posed land trust is a concept whose time
arrived yesterday. Bridgeport needs simi-
lar imitators.
Gulf County started down this road
ahead of the curve, according to a host of
experts who paid visits over the past year.
As they say in sports, it's not ,so much
reaching the front or the top, it's the stay-
ing there that is the most difficult and
rewarding.
It's in the Heart
This year also represents a key year
for the Sacred Heart hospital project.
Watching what is happening over in
Franklin County at Weems Hospital is
another symptom of the overall ills in
health care in which a variety of factors
conspire against small rural hospitals.
For those still clinging to any sense of
hope that Gulf Pines Hospital would even-
tually reopen, their grip long ago slipped .
a-ifi6fiths of inactivity 'de'iffied'"and the
window for transferring the license from
Hubert Steeley's former company to anoth-
er entity expired.
That facility, closed nearly a. year,
seems a relic of another time.
With Weems also clinging to life sup-
port as Franklin County "temporarily"
takes over the license and brings in a new
operator for the facility, the Sacred Heart
project has taken on regional implications,
though the folks in Franklin County seem
deservedly skeptical as to the benefits for
that county.
As of Jan. 1, it's worth adding, the
taxpayers of Gulf County were also paying
an additional half-cent in sales tax to fund
that hospital.
The architect's rendering has been dis-
played repeatedly, by this time next year -
particularly if the last of 2007 deadline for
construction is to be met that rendering
should be in the process of being replaced
by bulldozers and foundations.
By this time next year, we'd argue,
these few barometers will at least provide
a pulse. As observers we remain cautiously
optimistic.
The emphasis, however, is on the cau-
tion.


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PAGE FOUR THURSDAY, January 12, 2006


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by Kesley Colbert


Bowl Games I


Have Known


Richard Lynn Hale
looked up over his half
eaten lunch and said, "I
wonder if third-graders will
still be bringing peanut
butter and jelly sandwiches
to school fifty years from
now."
Me and Robert Holmes
Brewer didn't bother
to respond. I had never
thought of the day after
tomorrow, much less fifty
years away! Miss Belle got
this whole thing started
just as soon as we got back
from Christmas break.
First thing right off she
went .up and down each
row making us stand up
and "pronounce" a pre-
diction for how 1956 was
going to turn out. She was
especially wanting us to
think of any odd twist or
strange happenings that
might lay in store for the
new year.
It was just one more
gigantic reason for hating
the third grade!
Folks, didn't a person
in that room have a televi-
sion set. Only about one
out of three had a tele-
phone. I'd be willing to bet
you that three-fourths of
us had never even been
as far as Jackson, and it
was only forty miles away.
It was a little tough to dis-
,cuss the future or projected
'"odd twist" or-; im pending
:eayth, shattering. .changes
when you'd fever been any
farther than the big curve
in front of Eddie Carden's
house.
The only connection we
had with the outside world
was the Saturday afternoon
matinee at the picture show.
We thought everybody west
of the Mississippi lived like
Roy, Gene and Hoppy. If
you were lucky enough
to grow-up in Africa you
could swing through the
jungles with Tarzan. And
nobody was about to ever
go to Japan because they
had those big Godzillas on
every corner and they were
near 'about impossible to
kill.
It was a pretty sim-
ple, uncomplicated, non-
descript time.
I reckon everyone knew
that except Miss Belle. Anne
Alexander couldn't even
come up with a respect-
able answer and she was


about the smartest we had!
I knew I was in deep trou-
ble and Nliss Belle was still
two rows from getting to
me. Jane Hill mentioned a
tornado could rip through
in the New Year. LaRenda
Bradfield predicted the
bridge over the Duck River
might cave in. Don Melton
allowed that this was the
year space aliens were
going to land up by the
City Caf6. Someone threw
in lightening striking the
Tri County Stockyard,
singeing a couple of hun-
dred head of Mr. McCaleb's
cattle..
I wasn't the only person
struggling with this one.
Pam Collins shrugged her
shoulders when it came
her turn and said, "Who
cares"? Good old Pam.
You could always count
on her.
Miss Belle expanded
it to "anything that might.
come along in the future".
We didn't do much better
with the larger perimeter
but Phil Cook mentioned
President Eisenhower and
that seemed to really sat-
isfy her.
Ricky finished his
sandwich and said, "Come
on, now. I'm serious. What
do you think we'll be eating
fifty years from now?"
Pam shrugged her
shoulders and said, "Who
cares?"
There was a bit of a
silence as we pondered as
deep as our nine year old
ab.raiacS; cwold allows, "'Fifty
Years -:froxna, ow' obbby
:.screwed his face, .up like
he did when he had. some-
thing worthwhile to say,
"we'll .all be dead. Nobody,
lives that long!"
"I bet the school. will
have a cafeteria by then."
Don was probably right.
"And they'll cook hamburg-
ers every day...'course, it
won't do us any good."
"I wonder if they will
have it so you could just
take a pill instead of hav-
ing to take the time to
fix and eat a peanut but-
ter sandwich." Ricky was
really thinking about this
deal..
We got to talking about
how much more baseball
you could get in if you
didn't have to stop and sit
down and eat a big, long
meal with your folks. Miss
Belle, who left us alone at
lunch, would have been
amazed that we were con-


tinuing a topic that didn't
none of us want to be on in
the first place!
"Do you think folks
%will someday have jet-pro-
pelled tanks tied to their
jackets and fly like Rocket
Man?"
"I can't wait till those
ray guns come out in the
Sears and Roebuck cat-
alogue. Well be able to
shoot the deer and cook it
at the same time!"
"Do you think Miss
Belle was right about one
day everyone would have a
phone and there would be
a t. v. set in every house?"
"Naw, she was just
making that up to get us
to thinking."
"I wish Betsey hadn't
a'broughtup the Russians."
I silently agreed with
Buddy. "All that nuclear
war stuff scares me." David
Mark and I had started
our fall-out shelter back in
August.
"You reckon that big
war with them will come in
the next fifty years?"
There was more silence.
We were in the third grade
but we were not idiots!
The Korean conflict had
clearly pointed out who
our real enemy was. And I
had never seen this Nikita
Kruschef fellow mind you
but I knew from that name
that he was a bad dude.
"If I can make it for fifty
more years, I'm going to
have me one of those flying
saucers. They will be more
plentiful than cars."
.,, ,Mary E.. Pendleton
chimed in, ."I wonder who I
will marry, how many kids
I will have in the next few
years.." She had her hand-
on Don's shoulder but she*
was kind'a eyeing Robert:
Holmes... 2
The boys scatterecC
from that back table like
we'd been shot out of a4
cannon! '
Didn't none of us mindS
a little "future talk" about
Russians and meals iri
a pill and flying to worlK
instead of driving...it was
all just harmless New*
Year's outlook stuff...andc
Bobby might be right about
us not having to prepare.
for all fifty years..but the*
thought of spending the-
future decades with Mary.
E. was enough to sou '
even Miss Belle on the art5
of prophesying...
Respectfully, *
Kes
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Go The Distance
by Tim Croft
Star News Editor


Family Traditions


Alison Gay took her
daddy's Browning 27D hunt-
ing rifle into the woods on
Sunday.
She brought down her
first deer, managed to show
it off, have pictures taken
and still made it to church on
time for worship.
She wondered if daddy.
was watching and was
assured by her grandfather
that he sure was now and
forever.
Alison Gay is seven years
old. Daddy is Bobby Gay, who
tragically died in an auto-
mobile accident in June of
2004.


Bobby Gay, as with his
daddy Robert Gay, was an
avid hunter. He filled the
pages of this company's Hook
and Trigger on occasions the
number of which likely cor-
relates to the mountings at
his home.
That Browning 27D pro-
duced many of those mem-
orable days, those pictures
which graced our pages and
once earned him the cover
shot of the Hook and Trigger.
The woods were Bobby
Gay's second home, as the
mountain of photographs
his father has in his pos-
session attests. Nothing had


Browning 27D since Bobby's
last hunting trip.
The gene, pardon the
pun, didn't fall far from the
tree in the case of Alison.
And after that deer came
down, when Alison and her
grandfather Robert were
emerging from the woods,
she could only think of one
thing.
"Do you think my Daddy


saw me shoot my deer from
heaven," Alison asked her
Papa Gay.
"I sure do," he answered.
They smiled at each
other.
Two days later, Robert
Gay could not erase that
smile, or the pride swimming
in his eyes, as he recounted
the story, the pictures provid-
ing additional testimony to
a family tradition that has
survived the most horrible of
life's truths.
Old Mill. Reunion
The second .annual Old
Mill Family Reunion will be
held this Saturday, Jan 14,
starting at 10 a.m. at the Port
St. Joe High School gym.
To trace whether the
family tree or not, consider
whether or not you clocked in
and out of work at the old St.
Joe Paper Mill; and whether
you paid the $10 cost of the
shindig.
The reunion started last
year after several genera-
tions of men and women took
notice of the clicking clock


and desired a chance to take
in the faces that greeted them
day after day for decades.
These are men and women
who are the gatekeepers to a
chapter in this community's
history which is slowly being
erased with nearly the preci-
sion that the mill site itself
was demolished several years
ago.
The passing of Duke
Jones, Sr. several weeks
ago simply provided another
paragraph to that legacy and
its loss.
This county seems to be
in the fast lane toward the
future, so salute those men
and women who will come
out on Saturday to reminisce,
laugh and cry about a glori-
ous past which, while driving
over the Tapper Bridge, is dif-
ficult to recall ever existed. '
NPSJ Community Meeting
There will be a communi-
ty meeting at 6 p.m. Monday
at the old Washington High
School gym.
The main topic for discus-
sion will be housing, namely


affordable housing, and hok.
that might impact the area of
Avenue A and, in a broader
sense, North Port St. Joe. :
City commissioner Rachel.
Crews and others are try-;
ing to assess community conri-
cerns and hopes for bringing
more affordable housing td(
the area.
The meeting stems from
ongoing dialogue betweeri
the city and The St. JobQ
Company and the Community.
Development Corporation:
about constructing rentOl-
units on a site along Avenue'
A.
The hope is to find conl-
mon ground on which every-r
body can collaborate in cre-*
ating a project which will ifn
the short- and long-haul be:
a positive for the commu-V
nity. After several weeks ot
discussion about the project,,
input from area residents was'
deemed part of the equation.
And any day citizen input.
is actively and genuinely?
sought can only be consid-: .
ered as a good day.


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Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 68 years The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, Jar'uory 12, 2006 SA


Elections

"We used to have to run
an obstacle course to get
ballots," Griffin said with a
shake of the head. "This is
laid out much better."
A visitor could hardly
guess that a dental clinic was
operating in the facility just
months ago, the sinks gone,
-walls sporting a new coat
of soothing green paint, the
floors carpeted, desks now
occupying what was once the
billing and reception area.
There are also built-in
advantages for the elections
process.
There is a side entrance
.'facing the credit union which
;-will allow poll workers to
return with their equipment
,and ballots without having to
run the gauntlet of interested
"spectators who jammed the
[hallways of the courthouse


From PagelA

on election nights.
Additional offices will
allow for better storage and
security for voting equip-
ment. Ballots will be more
accessible, as is the office
itself, with no stairs voters
can walk directly in from the
street to register, vote or the
like.
"My voters won't have as
far to come, especially my
handicapped voters," Griffin
noted.
The move came about
after several years of discus-
sion.
Since 2000 it was appar-
ent that more space would be
required at the courthouse to
handle essential court opera-
tions.
With the Tax Collector
and Property Appraiser offic-
es also growing and sym-


Merrill Trial Begins


By David Angier
'*Florida Freedom Newspapers
Testimony should begin
'this week in an Apalachicola
?doctor's federal drug trial in
'Pensacola.
., Dr. Thomas G. Merrill
"faces 100 charges including
.76 counts of illegally dispens-
,ing controlled substances, de-
frauding health-care benefits
and accusations that six of
-his patients died by overdos-
,ing on drugs he prescribed.
He faces up to life in pris-
Con if convicted as charged.
'Merrill's month-long trial
began Monday with the selec-
tion of 12 jurors. The trial was
moved to Pensacola to accom-
Amodate the federal judge pre-
'siding over the case.
Opening statements were
expected Tuesday, along with
,the first witnesses in the pros-
ecution's case.
Last week, U.S. Dis-
otrict Judge M. Casey Rodg-
i ers heard argument from the
,lawyers in the case as to a
series of motions filed by the
/defense. Rodgers denied nu-
merous requests to exclude
*testimony and evidence from
'the trial.
a She allowed the testimo-
"ny of Dr. Theodore Parran as
'"'to the standard of care Mer-
rill was providing to patients.
Parran. testified two years ago
Jin 'thg Dr. Freddie [Williams
efedbral drugtrial. *- ?.


Rodgers also will allow
in evidence that the defense
wanted excluded as to several
patients in Merrill's care, in-
cluding those who had died.
Rodgers also ruled that former
patients and family members
of former patients will be able
to testify.
Rodgers held several mo-
tions for ruling later in the
proceedings..
The Florida Department
of Law Enforcement investi-
gation of Merrill began in ear-
ly 2003. A May 2004 Florida
Department Qf Health order
suspending Merrill's license
states that 10 of the doctor's
patients died of drug overdos-
es during the course of the
FDLE investigation. Drugs
prescribed by Merrill con-
tributed to at least six of the
deaths, the order states.
A federal grand jury in-
dicted Merrill on Aug. 2,
2005.
Merrill was practicing at
the Magnolia Medical Clinic
in Apalachicola before the
suspension order came down.
He did not contest the order
and later relinquished his li-
cense.
Merrill is out of jail on
bond awaiting trial.
;'He' had been' practicing
in. Apalachicola since March
'1994 and before that worked
in Panama City.


biotic in responsibilities it
became clear that the con-
stitutional officer who could
most easily pick up stakes
and move was Griffin and
her office, which has fewer
full-time employees than the
former two offices.
The growing popularity of
early voting was just another
tick in the "pros" column.
"After going through
early voting in '02 and '04, it
was obvious we needed to do
something," Griffin said, not-
ing that with more and more
people voting early, trying to
enter the offices of County
Judge Fred Witten next door
during election season was
daunting at minimum.
"It (early voting) is getting
more and more popular."
Instead of booths in
courthouse hallways, Griffin
now has sufficient space to
set up early voting booths
in a roomy front area, with
a single machine all that's
needed for tabulating those
ballots.
There will be less of a
walt time and more privacy
for voters compared to the
hubbub of the courthouse.
Griffin added that due
to the rising number of early
voters, the Wewahitchka
Public Library will provide
her space for early voting
"when balloting begins later
this year.
The move to new offices
was scheduled to put Griffin
and her staff in place in
time for the change-over to
a statewide voting system as
mandated by Congress sev-
eral years ago in the wake
of the debacle of the 2000
elections.
That changeover came on
Jan. 3 and while there have
been kinks which are being
worked through, Griffin said
that.considering the scope of
the task, the progress made
has been remarkable.
"All in all it is going pret-
ty smoothly," Griffin said.
Griffin then sat back and
scanned her new environ-
ment.
She said she'd miss the
people in the courthouse
who were part of her daily life
these past five years, but at
the same time acknowledged
that the relative peace and
openness of her new digs
would prove a benefit dur-
ing a busy election season
to come.
"I get more work done
when it's quiet," Griffin said.
"I'm excited. ',I'm excited
because it will .1be better for
my voters."


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and so much more 2010 SF MOL, MLS# 109247,
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BiEAUCH vItw uMi nestle among me paim
trees on Indian Pass. This. 3BR/2BA features
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views. AMso has a pnrvate fenced )ard, rrnganon
system and easy beach access. Lot is X zone
and has room for expansion. FEMA flood policy
in place. Aprox. 1200 Total SF, MLS# 108903
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MAGNIFICENT FIRST TIER HOME ideally
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ST. JOE BEACH GULF I1EW a.' deeded beach
access steps away. 3BR,2BA 1950 total SF MOL
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PORT ST. JOE TOWNHOUSE in The ullage. CIHARMING HOME located in quiet neigh-
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unlike other units at the Village. Features a ire. Joseph Bay and downtown; 3BR/IBA recent-
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shon %alk to dowimoson shopping and restaurants enclosed garage, deck, screened porch and
Unit has neser been rented and is in impeccable detached workshop Less than one block from
(condinon Apx 2100 TSF. MILS#109193, 5285K city park. -Approx. 1687 Total SF, MLS#
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PORT ST. JOE BAY VIEW 4BR/2BA
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River/Lagoon Front 5965K. Cape San Bias. Lot 1 San Bias Estates, NI MLS#109166. $440K.
St. Joe Beach, Lot 10 Summer Place. 100' X 179', MLS#107807, 5755K Cape San Bias. Lot 4 The Bluff at -St. Joe Beach. 344 Bay Street, apx. 75'
* Scenic C-30, Lot 28, Indian Lagoon 78' X 138', NMLS#109205, 5479K. Cape San Bias, Lot 5 Seagrass. 44' X Secluded Dunes, 74' x 389', MbLS# X 100', NILS# 109178, 5229K.
Estates07832. 100* Cape San Bias, Lot 4 Beach to Bay, 200', MLS#108339, 5879K. 109036, 5750K. Scenic C-30. Water's Edge Lot 18,
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Bea h Vie Scenic C-30, Lot I Block 7 Treasure Beach Front MILS#109178, $229K. MLS#109330. 5225K.
* St. Joe Beach, Windmark, 211 Signal Bay, 101' X 282', MLS#105842, Cape San Bias, 490 Cape San Cape San Bias, Lot 14 Block C Sunset Cape San Bias, Sunset Pointe Lot 11,
Lane, 100' X 200', IMLS#108649. $220K. Bias Road, 109' x 1100' MOL $4.35 Pointe, 109' X 128', MLS#108835. 81'x 150' MOL. $575K MLS#103816.


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Laboring
through Work Force Florida,
especially in construction
and food service.
A "Bold Move"
One of the major areas
already identified in the


- From P:. -:e 1A


labor problem is workforce
training, formerly called
vocational training.
McNair believes that
vocational training went
out of vogue about 15 year


ago, leaving behind all those
people who needed to be
trained for jobs instead of
attending college. He believes
the pendulum has now
swung back, and workforce
training should be back in
high schools, but is not.
However, things may be
changing, at least in north
Gulf County.
In what he calls a
"bold move" by the Gulf
County School Board, Larry
White, the new principal of
Wewahitchka High School,
has begun offering workforce
training in the high school.
Eighteen students, including
girls, enrolled for the first
construction class at the
school.
As the class progresses,
White plans to place second-
and third-year students in
internships, so they can
advance to job placements.
He believes thatworkforce
training disappeared from
high schools for several
reasons:
a fairly recent parental
mindset that a college
education equals success;


the stigma of vocational
education as less prestigious
and less beneficial than a
traditional college education;
*an insufficient supply of
qualified vocational-technical
teachers.
White also feels that the
pool of students available for
vocational classes is growing
smaller because of demands
from FCAT.
"When students must
take remedial classes for
FCAT, this ties up electives
time, which means they can't
take classes in. technical
training or the fine arts. I
wish they would allow us a
little more flexibility," White
said.
"We really need to
analyze the needs of the
community. The whole idea
is that we need to keep some
of these students at home."
But even if Gulf County
high schools offered needed
classes and training sessions,
workers well out of high
school face other obstacles
that must be addressed.
Reaching Out
Arifa Garman is the
Career Manager of the
Workforce Education Center
at Gulf Coast Community
College Gulf/ Franklin Center
in Port St. Joe.
The program she
administers pays for the
primary components of
a student's education,
including tuition, books, and
fees.
Students must sign
a contract requiring them
to finish the program and
graduate, get a job in that
field, and stay on the job for
one year.
Garman and the center
constantly monitor the
students, both during the
program and the first year
on the job.
The program has been in
place since the Gulf/Franklin
Center opened, about seven
years ago. Garman has been
the career manager for three


'"lp.


Students at Wewahitchka High School (above, left and front
page) have taken full advantage of a new course offerings in the
construction trades. The program began this school year.


years.
She believes any
problems existing in the
area's work force are
caused by a combination of
factors, including monetary
assistance to live on while
going to school, and day
care.
Garman said that the
Gulf/Franklin Center has
offered several job fairs in the
last two years, with lots of
advertising, but "each time,
the attendance has been a
lot less than we expected.
We have yet to determine
exactly why."
Recognizing that a large
portion of their students are
working adults with families,
Garman said the Center
and the Workforce program
have been trying to tailor
the programs and required
classes to fit their particular
needs. The Center now offers
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The school also recognizes
that distance and time zone
differences are concerns,
especially to students living
in the Wewahitchka area.
These students,
particularly those who work
in Panama City, now have
the option to attend classes
in Panama City late afternoon
and very early evening.
In another move to
counter the distance, logistics
and time zone problems,
Garman said the Center now
offers classes totally on the
web, through interactive
television, especially for
most of the Associate in Arts
(A.A.) degree programs, and
through a mix of forums.
Land Is The Key
Generally seen as going
hand in glove with labor
force training is the issue
of workforce housing, until
recently known as "affordable
housing."
According to McNair,
the term "affordable
housing," based on what a
certain percentage of people
can afford, is no longer
appropriate, since the average
cost of a house in the area is
well over $200,000.
When talking about
reasonable housing for the
general labor force,, the,
current term is "workforce"

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Laboring,
housing."
Because of local housing
costs, the Gulf County
School Board has recently
been unable to fill certain
teaching positions. The same
is true for other businesses
and technical positions in
the county.
The cost of land is the
problem.
"Land is the key," said
Dannie Bolden, Executive
Director of the Gulf County
Community Development
Corporation. "We must get
into a situation where land
values can remain stable
for extremely long periods of
time, ideally in perpetuity."
To. help accomplish this,


-From Pcage 1A
the corporation is in the final
process of obtaining non-
profit status for its land trust,
which Bolden considers vital
in keeping workers in the
county.
The population of Gulf
County has grown by only
3,158 people in the past
24 years. Officially, the
2004 population stands at
13,816. What has changed
significantly is the number
of second-home owners in
the county.
This increase is
directly related to tourism
and investment, and the
"discovery" of the area,
both coastal and inland,
from Mexico Beach across


Broader View of Workforce Housing Needed

Although Dannie Bolden, Executive Director of the Gulf County Community Development
Corporation (CDC), is committed to working toward affordable workforce housing for the future, he
sees other factors that may need to be addressed before housing is actually built.
Immediately available and affordable housing, plus basic rehab are two primary Issues.
He believes the CDC must first approach the overall problem by addressing:
* whether or not the workforce population can actually afford new housing here;
* the issue of jobs that pay enough to afford housing;
* whether or not wages and salaries are enough to sustain housing costs over time;
* home buyer education and credit remediation;
* pre-and post-qualification education;
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Gulf, Franklin and Wakulla
counties.
According to Bolden,
the CDC is working with
two major developers in the
county to conduct a housing


Real Wages vs. Guidelines
In general, according to mortgage lenders and realtors, a monthly
mortgage note or monthly rent should not exceed 25o of a household's
monthly income.

In Florida, the statewide minimum wage just rose on Jan. 1, 2006 to
$6.40/hour, up from $6.15/ hour. The national minimum wage remains at
$5.15/hour.

For most of the service industry workforce (housecleaners,
groundskeepers, restaurant servers, retail salespeople, etc.). jobs pay
minimum wage ($6.40) $10/hour.

40 hours/week x $6.40/hour = $256/week before deductions and
taxes

$256/week x 4 = $1,024/month (for a four-week month) or $13,312
gross annual salary

40 hours/week x $10/hour = $400/week before deductions and taxes

$400/week x 4 = $1,600/month (for a four-week month) or $20,800
gross annual salary

According to the generally accepted rule that a monthly mortgage note
or monthly rent should not exceed 25% of a household's monthly income.
a single wage earner, making minimum wage, should pay no more than
$256/month for rent. A single wage earner, making $10/hour, should pay
no more than $400/month for rent.

For a two-wage household, both at minimum wage and 40 hours/week
each, the maximum that should be paid is $512/month; for the same
household with each wage earner making $10/hour. maximum rent should
be $800/month.


needs study, to determine
needs for a workforce and
not, as he put it, for a resort
area.
He said it is vital to have
a study that encompasses
the needs of teachers,
professional people, and
the service industry, and
does not include the resort
developments that are slated
for the area.
"Our biggest fear is that
we will become what Destin
and Fort Walton have become,
as far as workforce," Bolden
said, referring to the great
distances that the majority
of these cities' workers must
drive daily because none can
afford to live in the cities.
According to McNair,
Gulf County is presently
addressing the tourist
industry problems no
workers to handle the day-to-


day service industry jobs like
cleaning rental units, yard
maintenance, restaurant
service and retail sales "but
there are no answers yet."
McNair agreed that there
is a category of the county's


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population who don't want to
work for less than the high
wages they earned at the
paper mill.
"While we hear about it,"
said McNair, "It's not a major
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Sharks Split Two Against Area Rivals; Ranked No. 10 in State


In a week of rivalry
games, the Port St. Joe
Sharks won handily on the
road before losing a squeak-
er at home.
The Sharks started
quickly and kept the pedal
to the medal in a 74-53 win
over previously fifth-ranked
Wewahitchka before arriving
home and having a pivotal
second quarter prove the
difference in a 57-51 loss to
Apalachicola.
At week's end, the
Sharks (6-7 overall, 2-0 in
District 4-2A) had dropped
one spot in the state sports-
writers' poll, but could lay
claim to being the only team
in the top 10 with a losing
record.
"That shows, I think,
that the sportswriters
respect our schedule," said
Port St. Joe coach Derek
Kurnitsky. "That has been
our plan. We don't play cup-
cakes. We play everybody. It
pays off. Look at our district
record. We are happy with
where we're at right now."
The trip to face coun-
ty rival Wewahitchka in
part demonstrated that
the Sharks tough schedule
- including holiday tourna-
ments in Port St. Joe and Bay
County renders records
almost meaningless.
The Sharks opened a
10-point lead in the first
quarter and further padded


their lead in each period
to pull away from a team
which has played excellent
ball all season.


"We have started quick-
ly," Kurnitsky said. "We came
out and jumped on them
and never looked back.


"It was a good win for
us."
Rashard Rouse led all
scorers with 19 points. Ash
Parker had 17 points and
eight rebounds and Ash
Larry 16 points.
Kelly Miller had eight
points and Mike Quinn tossed
in five points and pulled
down eight rebounds.
Daniel Welch also had
five points and Ricardo
Clemmons had two points.
Trannon Myers led the
Gators with 16 points. David
Edwards added 12 points,
Trey Goodwin eight, Johnny
Jones seven, Clarence Gray
five, Dee Baker three and
Ryan Ranie one.
On Saturday night at
"The Dome" the difference
proved to be a second-quar-
ter surge by Apalachicola.
With the game tied
at 14 after one quarter,
Apalachicola picked up the
defensive pressure and dom-
inated the glass in building
a seven-point halftime lead,
35-28.
Port St. Joe tweaked
their attack at halftime
and climbed to within 45-
43 after three quarters, but
could never quite hurdle the
mountain as Apalachicola
held on for the victory.
"I thought we controlled
most of the game, par-
ticularly the second half,"
Kurnitsky said. "We made


Girls Soccer Teams Warms Up For District


some adjustments at half-
time and that got us back in
the game, but that second
quarter was the difference.
They just got hot."
Parker led Port St. Joe
with 12 points, with Larry
and Rouse adding 10 point
apiece.
Zach Lee added six
points, Quinn and Miller
four points apiece. Welch
had three points and Arsenio
Sanders two.


Apalachicola was
paced by Jeremy Turrell's
21 points, with McKenzie
Williams adding 15 points.
Mario Pugh was also in dou-
ble-digits with 11 points and
Jordan McNair had four.
The tough schedule for
Port St. Joe continues this
week as the Sharks trav-
eled to Mosley on Tuesday
and host West Gadsden
on Friday and Springfield
Rutherford on Saturday.


The Port St. Joe High
School girls soccer team
started the final week of the
regular season with a kick
as the host Lady Sharks
shutdown East Hill 6-0 last
Saturday to improve to 6-7-1
overall.


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the beginning of district play
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consistently keeping the ball
in the opponents' end of the
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The Lady Sharks had
numerous scoring chances,,
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as repeated shots sailed past
both the East Hill goalkeep-
ers and just outside or above
the net.
And the bulk of the scor-
ing came from the young
guns> on r the team!,praiding "
a, gi psel .to a. prosperous
fututie +for the girls soccer
program.
Courtney Hermsdorfer
and Emily Baxley,- both
underclassmen, scored two -
goals apiece and Elizabeth 'ii .
Gibson had a goal and an ; : .. ."
assist. :.

a goal and Samantha :
Plessinger, a force in the -
middle of the attack all day, '.
had an assist.
It was a good start to A-. .,.:
the new year after the Lady
Sharks experienced a rough .:.- ..
week to close out 2005. .
Port St. Joe lost 8-0 ', ; .-
at. Tallahassee Maclay, the v- |. ... ....
front-runner in the district, ....
on Dec. 13 and followed that
two nights later with a 4-1
loss at Chipley. t 1.. : .. -
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Lady Sharks Take Two of Three; Now 10-2


Last week was the per-
fect sort of week at a most
judicious time of the sea-
son for the Port St. Joe
High School girls basketball
team.
The Lady Sharks
swamped two area
rivals, Wewahitchka and
Apalachicola, with those
games sandwiched around
a tough loss to traditional
Northwest Florida small-
school power Paxton.
Port St. Joe is 10-2 over-
all and 2-1 in District 2-4A
play as a new week started
with a Tuesday night visit
from Springfield Rutherford
followed by a Friday trip to
Marianna.
"I have a good group
of girls," said Port St. Joe
coach Kenny Parker. "I just


need to get them peaking
right at the right time.
"You get in the playoffs
and anything can happen."
Port St. Joe opened the
week with a decisive 40-
16 victory at Wewahitchka
which could be described
as closer in score than it
appeared on the floor.
The deep and young
- only two seniors in the
10-player rotation Lady
Sharks jumped to a 23-8
halftime lead and held back
on the reins in the second
half.
Gekeela Clemmons
paced Port St. Joe with 18
points. Jae Ashabranner
added 11 points, Tiara Pryor
6, Jera Ashabranner three
and Keesa Clemmons two.
On Saturday against vis-


iting Apalachicola, the Lady
Sharks were in total control
and substituted freely from
the outset.
Apalachicola managed
just four first-half points and
failed to score more than
three points in any period
as Port St. Joe coasted to a
45-9 win.
Jae Ashabranner led
the way with 12 points and
Gekeela Clemmons and
Simone Smiley had seven
points each.
Jera Ashabranner and
Pryor each added five points
with Keesa Clemmons toss-
ing in four. Taylor Byrd
had three points and
Rachel Parker and Angelica
Driesbach scored two
apiece.
Between those blow-


Apalachicola River Bridge 10K Run Set for Sunday


By Dale Kingon
Florida Freedom Newspaper
This Sunday, Jan. 15
at 2:30 p.m., the Tate's
Hell Track Club will hold
its annual Apalachicola
River Bridge Run.
This is the ninth year
that the event has been
held. The race starts and
finishes at the foot of the
Apalachicola River bridge,
officially known as the
John Gorrie Bridge. The
10K run will take par-
ticipants through historic
Apalachicola and back
across the Apalachicola
River.
David Yon, vice presi-
dent for the Gulf Winds
Track Club, said this is
his "favorite race. The

Christmas for

Seniors

The Gulf County Senior
Citizens staff really provided
a wonderful Christmas for
hundreds of senior citizens.
The executive director Sandy
Lieberman and staff, Debbie
Sumner, Clarissa Herndon,
Larry Whitlocki. Maureen
Mitchell. Bernice Moore,
Sandra Felltrop and Jimmy'
Poole all.helped compile wish
lists, shopping, wrapping
and delivery of hundreds
of food baskets and pres-
ents to the seniors in time
to make their Christmas a
whole lot brighter. The 2005
Christmas Committee for
the Young and Old proudly
recognizes the efforts of the
staff.


course is beautiful and
challenging because of
the bridge."
Yon went on to praise
Hobson Fulmer, the race
director. "Hobson does
a great job organizing
the event every year," he
said.
Traditionally there
have been between 50 and
100 runners participating
in this race. The race is
United States Track and
Field certified and has
awards for overall Male
and. Female, Masters,
Grandmasters and Great-
Grandmasters as well as
age group winners.
Last year's winners
for the men and women
were Jonathan Clements


with a time of 37:45 and
Teresa Lafleur with a time
of 45:02.
There will be no early
registration but sign up
begins at 1 p.m. at the
Gibson Inn at the foot
of the bridge. Registration
is $15 with long sleeve
t-shirt or $8 if you don't
wish to get a shirt. The
event money will go to
benefit the Apalachicola
High School Athletic
Department.-
Refreshments will
be served after the race
and will include fresh
Apalachicola seafood.
For more information
please contact Fulmer
927-2510 or email him at
hobson@gtcom.net.


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Carry Christmas to Nursing
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The Arizona Chemical
employees in Port St. Joe
all chipped in to provide
Christmas for 11 residents
of the Bay St. Joseph Care
and Rehab Center. Arizona
Chemical employees Laura
Murphy and Twila Dawson
presented these gifts for the
residents to Sheryl Tyler,
activities director at the Care
Center. The presents were
handed out at the Christmas
party on Dec. 21. The entire

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out wins, the Lady Sharks
received a report card on
where they stand with dis-
trict play about three weeks
away with a home loss to
Paxton.
Port St. Joe fell behind
by 15 points by halftime
- 30-15 but came back to
close within five points late
in the fourth quarter before
Paxton cemented a 55-48
win.
The Lady Sharks out-
scored Paxton in each of
the final two periods but
the hole they dug early just
proved too deep.
"I knew they were going
to be well-coached, well-
organized," Coach Parker
said. "That's why I sched-
uled them.. They just shot
the lights out of the ball.
That's what beat us."
Another mark of an off


night for the Lady Sharks
was a lack of balanced scor-
ing, which has been a trade-
mark most of the season.
Gekeela Clemmons was
the only Lady Shark in dou-
ble-figures, pumping in a


game-high 34 points.
Jae Ashabranner had
nine points and Rachel
Parker and Pryor added two
points apiece. Though she
pulled down 12 rebounds,
Smiley managed just one
point.


St. George Island Triathlon Rescheduled for April


By Dale Kingon
Florida Freedom Newspaper
The first ever triathlon
scheduled for the St. George
Island State Park was
postponed last September
because of safety concerns
due to Hurricane Dennis
and the subsequent red
tide.
Now with the red tide
long gone and the. hurri-
cane season safely in the
rearview mirror the event
has been rescheduled for
April 8, according to a press
release from the Florida
Park Service.
Early registration has
begun and will continue
until March 27 with final
registration ending April 3.
The race will begin at 7:30
a.m. with an awards cer-
emony following at 11 a.m.
The new St. George
Island event is the first of
the season for Tri the Parks
Triathlon Race Series. Park
Manager Kevin Jones and
his staff worked jointly with
professional event plan-
nerse from Blue Sky Sports,
a, multi-event production


group out of Atlanta, as well
as the Historic Apalachicola
Business Association and
Apalachicola Bay Chamber
of Commerce to shape this
exciting event.
Matt Mitchell, a spokes-
man for the Florida Park
Service, said that when the
triathlon does take place, it
will have a sizable economic
impact on the island and
the rest of the county.
The inaugural event had
at least 275 of the 500 slots
filled when the event was
cancelled last year. "These
people are crazy about tri-
athlons. These people train
for months and months
and there's a huge follow-
ing of triathlons," Mitchell
said. "They don't just come
alone; they bring families
along. It's a good family
event and a good spectator
sport, whether you like to
run, swim or bike."
The St. George Island
Park is still open only in
limited capacity at this
time. In a recent phone
conversation Mitchell said
that despite that fact. the
race will now be held fully


within the confines of the
St. George Island Park.
Mitchell went on to say,
"Most people don't get the
opportunity to do a triath-
lon with a beach and that
is a nice bonus," though the
water temperature for April
is usually only 68 degrees.
As with all of the series
events the St. George Island
triathlon is United States
Triathlon, the national gov-
erning body for triathlons,
sanctioned and USAT rules
will be enforced.
The course will have
three events: an 800-meter
swim in the Gulf of Mexico,
an 18-mile bike course and
a four-mile run. Awards
will be presented in six cat-
egories including fastest
male/female, Clydesdale
and mixed teams. The Series
has six other events sched-
uled, however they are all to
be held in Georgia.
For more information
or to obtain a registrai-
tion packet visit the Blie
Sky Sports website, www.
tribluesky.com, or call 678-
237-0308. .


Keyettes Bring Christmas to Elementary Students


The Port St. Joe High
School Keyettes raised $400
and used the money to make
Christmas a bit brighter for
20 underprivileged Port St.
Joe Elementary School stu-
dents.
The young ladies put in
their own money and cre-
ated some unusual fund-
raising events, such as play-
ing an obnoxious song, in
the lunch room and pass-
ing a jar for donations for
those who wanted to have
the music stop.
The Keyettes did the


Christmas shopping them-
selves using the wish lists
composed by the elemen-
tary school students iden-
tified by teachers as most
in need. Then the Keyettes
donned elf hats and deliv-
ered the presents cloth-
ing, shoes, toys, Barbie doll
outfits from "Santa" on the
last Friday before the holi-
day break.
"They saw first-hand
that it is truly better to give
than receive," said club advi-
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See you all next season!

Tim
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66% (98-50)
Tied for Second!
Tim and the mortgage crew finished second.
They held first place for several weeks in the
middle of the season, only to slip a few spots in
the end.
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Greg
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spot for a few weeks to finish with
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Jim
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Jim and the gang have gone Coastall
Jim had a great season full of fun and
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Mark
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Mark and the ACE HARDWARE guys
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Mel
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* Mel had a great season finishing at
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Steve
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60% (90-58)
Tied for 8th Place!
The creative guys at Coast 2 Coast
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1 66% (98-50)
Tied for Second!
David and the guys at The Port Inn had
a strong mid-season and
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Most Improved!
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improved team, coming from last place
to a strong 5th. They also went
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Ralph
Roberson
60% (90-58)


Tied for 8th Place!
Ralph and the guys at Rpberson &6
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the entire season. Get 'em next year!
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SKeith "Duke"
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8th Place Tie!
Keith and the staff had a strong showing
mid-season, only to slide during the.bowl
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Creating Parent


Friendly


Schools


By Despina Williams
Star Staff Writer
A friendly greeting goes a
long way.
Such was the message
of the "Opening Doors"
workshop, conducted last
Wednesday for school office
personnel on both ends of
the county.
The workshops,
sponsored by the Florida
Partnership for Family


Involvement in Education
and the University of South
Florida, were intended to
enhance parent involvement
by creating a welcoming,
family-friendly front office
environment.
Leading the workshops
were staffing specialists Betty
Husband of Wewahitchka
Elementary School and
Martha Weimorts of Port St.
Joe Elementary.


Both attended Florida
Department of Education
facilitator training last
November, where they
familiarized themselves with
the "Opening Doors" Power
Point presentation and
supplementary DVDs.
Husband and Weimorts
walked the office staffs
from their local schools
through strategies to
improve interpersonal
communication, stressing
the merits of a polite greeting,
a warm smile and a caring
attitude.
They devoted special
attention to listening tips,
counseling workers to avoid
distractions and concentrate
on the conversation at hand,
while keeping negative body
language in check.
To diffuse potentially
dicey situations, they
advised office employees to
be polite and attentive and
seek common ground and
mutually acceptable problem
resolutions.
Two DVDs entitled "Two
Views of the Front Office,"
developed by Pinellas County
Public Schools, injected some
needed levity.
In the first, Pinellas
County teenagers
demonstrated how not to act
in the front office while the
second demonstrated correct
office etiquette.
In Wewahitchka,
Husband hammered home
the 10 Commandments
of Human Relations to a
responsive crowd.
Her facilitator experience
reinforced her belief in the


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GULF COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY MEETING

MONDAY JAN 16,2006

7 PM ET

LOGGERHEAD GRILL

C-30 (Cape San Bias Rd)

(Take the C-30 -to the Cape Bias turn off. Head out toward the Cape,
The Grill is on the left about 1 to 2 miles. (The old Beachcomber res-
taurant) if you reach the Air Force Base, you went too far.

We have scheduled this meeting to let you get to know a new restau-
rant in town.
The owner (Mr. Trahan) is from New Orleans via Key West and produc-
es some of the best food in the area.

ALL PRECINCT COMMITTEE MEN AND WOMEN SHOULD TRY AND AT-
TEND. NEW UPDATED PRECINCT LISTS WILL BE HANDED OUT.

All interested Republicans are invited to attend, as we start the next
election cycle.


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like the site plan presented
by Williams.
"We've got some big
developers coming in with
high dollars and I'm very
cautious," McLemore said.
The board will workshop
the matter at a special
workshop next Wednesday
at 5 p.m. ET.


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*The board heard a
complaint from a White City
resident who currently has
three wild hogs and one deer
carcass laying in a ditch near
his home on County Rd. 20.
He asked the board for
the agency responsible for
carcass removal, which they
did not know.


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Peters, Jr. a plaque in recognition of his efforts over the past
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Traylor inquired as to
whether the stench or the lh
carcasses' presence were J, P n h
the source of the man's
complaint, and then offered
a recommendation. Annu
"The buzzards do a good Aa
job of cleaning up. That's my For the firs
solution to you," he said. or i t e iri
Williams reported distinguished c
several complaints from St. area's leading
Joe Beach residents about atre troupe, th
the presence of wild hogs on Players will
their property, and promised annual revu
to contact Animal Control at Carrabelle H:
and Florida Fish and Wildlife Because
for removal advice. Theatre was bo

Town of Seaside fills


andle Players to Perform


al Revue in Carrabelle


st time in its
;areer as the
amateur the-
e Panhandle
perform its
le onstage
igh School.
the Dixie
oked solid in

Martin


February, the acting com-
pany decided to go with the
Carrabelle auditorium.
"We used to perform in
Carrabelle where the library
is now (when) it used to
be a gymnasium," said Liz
Sisung, president of the
Panhandle Players. "We per-

i Luther King


Weekend with Art, Music and Stories


For the past 13 years,
during the month of January,
the Town of Seaside has wel-
comed talented artists from
across the United States and
Europe. This year is no excep-
tion. The 14th annual Escape
to Create artists' residency
program opens during Mar-
tin Luther King weekend with
programs that include song,
short-stories and slide shows.
Art enthusiasts and follow-
ers alike should not miss this
much-anticipated weekend.
On Friday, January 13th
at 7pm, visual artists Shea
Gordon and Leslie Iwai will
present slide shows and infor-
mal commentary about their
art and artistic processes.
Shea is a performance art-
ist. The Kansas City resident
uses a variety of mediums-
paint, metal, salt crystals,
,seeds, photography, mud and


plastic-to create interac-
tive objects. In Seaside she is
producing a flotilla of vessels
to be launched in the Gulf
of Mexico and documented
on videotape. Leslie is an
emerging artist who comes
to Seaside after five months
in Sierra Leone where she
was an aide to children vic-
timized by civil war. During
the residency, Iwai is creat-
ing mixed media images that
incorporate drawings by the
African children and pieces
of child-sized clothing made
from parachute material. Iwai
lives in Omaha, NE where she
is the art director at the Hope
Center for Kids.
On Saturday, January
14th at 7pm, fiction writer,
Sohrab Homi Fracis, will give
a reading and singer-song-
writer Mary Bue will perform
her music on keyboard and


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Sohrab's first collection
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Minto, was published by the
prestigious University of Iowa
Press and won the 2001 Iowa
Short Fiction Award. In writ-
ing about the interface be-
tween North American and
South Asian cultures, Fracis
explores the difficulties and
challenges of life as an In-
dian immigrant in the United
States.
In Seaside, Fracis is work-
ing on a novel about an In-
dian of Iranian ancestry who
arrives in America in 1981 on
the heels of the Iranian hos-
tage crisis.
He resides in Jackson-
ville, FL. Mary writes poetry
which she sets to her own
music. She performs her work
regularly in her hometown
of Duluth, MN and also in
the New England states and
southern cities of Nashville,
TN and Raleigh, NC.
This busy artist conducts
workshops in song writing,'
gives lectures on the psychol-
ogy of creativity and self es-
teem, has hosted a late night
radio show and has released
several CDs. While in Seaside
Bue is "refueling and filling up
notebooks with new poetry."


formed once with the folks
when Carrabelle High School
did The Wizard of Oz.' Some
of us joined them on stage
and it was a delightful expe-
rience."
Tom Adams will once
again direct the musical
portion of the Panhandle
Players' annual revue and
for the first time Royce
Rolstad III will direct the
dramatic portion.
The theme of this year's
annual revue is "Route 66,"
referring to the famed cross-
country highway that ran
from Illinois to California
and gave rise to an accom-
panying theme song made
famous by Nat King Cole
and other illustrious croon-
ers.
The annual revue will be
performed Friday, Feb. 10
and Saturday, Feb. 11 at 8
p.m. and Sunday, Feb.12 at
3 p.m.
"As always the Panhandle
Players are looking for sing-
ers, dancers, musicians,
comics and actors and we
welcome those talented in
any and all areas of enter-
tainment," said Sisung. "The
revue has always been a
potpourri of talent, with
entertainers of all ages par-
ticipating."
If anyone misses the
casting call scheduled for
Thursday, Jan. 5 at 7 p.m.
at the Eastpoint Fire House,
they may contact either one
of the directors.
Adams can be reached
at 927-2670 and Rolstad is
available during the day at
927-2414 and evenings at
653-9789.


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of God Church in
Blountstown.
He had asked the
church's pastor, Geraldine
Sheard for help in recreat-
ing a river baptism when she
stunned him with an unex-
pected response.
"She said, That's how we
do it,' and I thought she was
kidding," said Stoltzfus.
Artwork inspired by the
Apalachicola River provides a
powerful counterpoint to the
documentary footage.
Like Stoltzfus' Living
Waters documentary,


Apalachicola River features
the photographs of world-
renowned fine art photogra-
pher Clyde Butcher.
Butcher documents the
river's landscape, while his
photojournalist counterpart,
Richard Bickel, documents
its people. Both will publish
accompanying coffee table
books.
Sopchoppy musician
Tedder provides the haunt-
ing score, which features the
sounds of flutes made from
Apalachicola River canes and
drums made from hollow


cypress and black gum logs.
Tedder worked with
Stoltzfus on the Living Waters
documentary, and the two
are comfortable collabora-
tors.
"This is our second go
round, so we kind of speak
the same language," said
Stoltzfus.
A Southeastern
Pennsylvania a native,
Stoltzfus has been enamored
with the Apalachicola River
since moving to Blountstown
20 years ago.
He is drawn to the river's


Photojournalist Richard Bickel leans in for a closer shot of an authentic Apalachicola Rivey
baptism, conducted by Pastor Geraldine Sheard from the Prayer Chainers Mission of God Church in
Blountstown.


mystery and wild beauty,
and is pleased to have had
the opportunity to tell its
story.
"It's one of those things
that has slowly been gnaw-
ing on me you need to do
this, you need to do this,"
said Stoltzfus.
Amiable locals with
a shared love for the river
helped actualize Stoltzfus'
vision, provided the roadmap
for what has been a long and
rewarding journey.
"I learned a .lot," said
Stoltzfus. "It's really an honor
that people ,trust you with
their stories."


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he made from river cane reeds
native to the Apalachicola River
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By Vince Raffield
Contributing Writer
As a young boy I can
remember the allure of
Steamboats and Riverboats,
the sound of the steam whis--
tles and the way the steam-
boats and riverboats seemed
to flow down the river as if
they were a part of the river
themselves. I had spent
time on the tugboat Silver
Star with my dad, going
down river, and it did not
much to imagine what riding
steamboats br paddle wheel
boats must have been like.
I could almost see them in
my mind, huge giant double
decked boats, all as unique
as the whistles themselves
which gave each a distinc-
tive voice of it's own. The old
huge smoke stacks belching
black smoke and red embers,
with even the paddle wheels
making their own sound as
they churned through the
water like they were singing
an old familiar river song.
When most peoplethinkof
Steamboats, or Paddle Wheel
boats it is easy to envision
the images of Huckleberry
Finn on the Mississippi, and
all the romantic notions that
have been long portrayed in
numerous books and films
having to do with the mag-
nificence of the Steam Boats
or Paddle Boats.,
While no doubt there
must have been many
adventuresome little boys,
and times when there was
reason to romanticize such
spectacular beauties of plea-
sure boating, the history will
. .show us .that steam boats
played a very valuable part of
the history of Apalachicola,
and many other places where
Steamboats were, used not
only as a part of public
transportation but as a part


of industrial transport and
a vital role in the shipping
industry as a whole.
Apalfbhiola's First Steam
SBoat
Apalachicola 's first
steamboat was the Fanny
or Fannie, built in New York
and brought to Florida in
1827 via the coastal waters.
On January 28, 1828, she
created a sensation as the
first $team vessel to arrive at
Columbus, Georgia. Many
industries depended on
Apalachicola for overseas
shipments of cotton brought
downriver by steamboat,
to supply mills in eastern
American and European cit-
ies. After unloading their
cargo, the boats returned
from Apalachicola laden with
manufactured goods, house-
hold items, luxuries, and
raw materials for Columbus
industries.
The Fanny and her
contemporaries on the
Apalachicola were designed
for boats that had been suc-
cessful'on eastern rivers, but
found that they would have
trouble navigating the shal-
low southern waterways. A
replacement design originat-
ed by Henry Miller Shreve in
1816 on the Ohio was more
successful in navigating the
shallows and were usual-
ly equipped with stronger,
high-pressure engines and
double- decked to accommo-
date cargo and passengers.
The Ohio River boat build-
ers in fact, built most of the
Apalachicola system steam-
boats. The Hyperion, the
very first of the steamboats
designed and built at the
famed Howard boatyards at
Jeffersonville, Indiana, was a
shallow-draft double-decked
side-wheeler, constructed
in 1834 for Captain Adam


Leonard of Apalachicola,
Florida. She was brought
to Apalachicola via New
Orleans.
Tourism and Steam Boats
Soon the paddle wheel
and steamboats were known
not only as cargo vessels'
but as vessels of luxury as
well, and better built boats
with luxurious accommoda-
tions, fine dining and enter-
tainment became a lucrative
business. Many boats were
built catering to elegance,
sophistication, and enticing
social activities and enter-
tainment for the wealthier
class, much as the airlin-
ers today with separation of
class and distinction of privi-
leges or accommodations.
The tourist became v'ery
dependant upon the short
excursions to other places of
interest, among them the trip


to Apalachicola. for the local
oysters that could be had
while dining by the bay.
Apalachicola became very
popular during the winter
and autumn .because of the
milder climate. Steamboats
steadily unloaded their pre-
cious cargo of cotton. Most
cotton merchants and bar-
ons were from the Northern
states. Most had expensive
taste and the merchants of
Apalachicola catered to them
with at least five hotel restau-
rants serving fine imported
wines. locally caught-oysters
and various fresh seafood as
well as wild game.
The combined efforts of
merchants and retailers with
local shops and the fact that
Apalachicola was the third
largest port where an abun-
dance of supplies and imports
were brought in daily, it was


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a shopper's paradise. With
the spectacular beauty and
allure of the town, the short
distance one would travel as
compared to back 'east or
further west, in combination
with the warm' climate it was
like a magnet to the aris-
tocrats and socialites who
required a broader desire for
design and fashion which
could be obtained in many
of the local markets. There
was even a ladies hat shop
in Apalachicola with designs
from Paris France and fash-
ion accessories galore.
What steamboats and
paddle wheel boats lacked
in our modern conveniences
were made up for in the
beauty and the charm of the
surroundings of the trip to
Apalachicola, one could only
imagine the scenery of the
huge timbers, water foul, and


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sunrises or sunsets enjoyed
while in being entertained in
some elaborately decorated,
double deckered steamboat
or paddle wheel boat gliding
down the river. The pleasant
sound of the engine, or the
flowing water soothing the
apprehensions and troubles
away. Dining in an exqui-
sitely decorated dining area
and being pampered by wait
staff catering to every need.
One could well imagine the
ambience of being in nature,
while still being entertained
and indulged in luxury. It
would have been a trip well
worth taking.
In The News
Excerpts from an
Apalachicola Newspaper
described the excitement of
the beginning of the busi-
ness season in an article that
. reads: "Vessels are making
their appearance in the bay....
The ringing of the auction
bell-the cries of the auction-
eer the puffing and blow-
ing of the steamers as they
traverse the waters, remind
us of the busy scenes that
will ensue' when they [the
steam boats] come booming
down the river with their tall
chimneys just peeping over
the bales of cotton.
"Horses and drays are
running hither and thither
as if anxious to hurry along
the time when they can get
a load... In a few weeks our
wharves will be covered with
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Enforcement.
NORTHWEST REGION
FRANKLIN COUNTY
On December 29, Officer
Jason Newlin was on water
patrol on the Ochlockonee
River when he observed a
number of subjects fish-
ing from the bank. In the
course of conducting fishery
inspections, Officer Newlin
discovered one of the sub-
jects had hidden six under-
size redfish in some tree
roots. The fish were photo-
graphed' and released alive
back to the water. Citations
were issued for overthebag
limit and undersize redfish.
WALTON COUNTY
Lt. Mark Hollinhead
and Officers Ken White and


Danny Arnette met with
complainants on Unit 8 of
Eglin WMA to investigate the
shooting of a spotted fawn
deer. While they processed
the scene for evidence and
K-9 Luke found a fired shot
shell and the baby deer,
Lt. Jeff Hahr and Officer
Howard Jones met with two
subjects living in Navarre.
Both young men admitted to
firing shots in the area and
one confessed to shooting at
the deer as it crossed a road
in front of him, after hear-
ing his friend shoot. Two
shotguns were seized, along
with the fired shell and the
spotted fawn. Charges are
pending in Walton County.
Lieutenants Drew
Nelson, Jeff Hahr, Pilot
Dennis -Welsh, Investigator
Eddie Gatlin, and Officers
Ken White, Ron Shenkel,
Willie Mailoto, Danny


Arnette, Howard Jones, Steve
Bartlett, and Gary Tolbert
spent a cold, rainy night
searching the Sister's River
area of the Choctawhatchee
River WMA for two 16yearold
boys who became lost while
hunting in the river swamp..
The boys were allowed to
hunt unsupervised and did
not find their way back to
the houseboat from which
they left. They crawled into
a hollow log to escape the
rain and cold. The next
morning they waded several
creeks, finally hitting the
main riverbank almost two
miles from where they start-
ed. Fortunately, they were
only wet and very cold.
OKALOOSA COUNTY
Lt. Mark Hollinhead and
Officer Tim Trepanier found
a bag of filleted fish while
conducting an inspection of
a charter boat in the Destin


Port St. Joe Police Department


On January 06, 2006
William S. Mayo age 50 of
Wewahitchka, Florida was
arrested for violation of pro-
bation. Mayo -was serving
probation for Felony DUI
and Felony operating a mo-
tor vehicle with suspended
license. Mayo failed to com-
ply with the conditions of his
court ordered probation and
a warrant was issued for his
arrest. Mayo was transport-
ed to the Gulf County Jail to
await first appearance.
On January 06, 2006
John F. Nord age 43 of Port
St. Joe, Florida was arrested
for violation of court ordered
probation. Nord was serv-'


ing probation for a previ-
ous charge of possession of
cocaine and felony battery.
Nord failed to comply with
conditions of his probation
and a warrant was issued for
his arrest. Nord was trans-
ported to the Gulf County
Jail.
SOn January 06, 2006
Joann L. Reilly age 37 of
Port St. Joe, Florida was ar-
rested for violation of court
ordered probation. Reilly
was serving probation for ut-
tering a Forged Instrument
and failed to comply with
the conditions of her proba-
tion. A warrant was issued
for Reilly's arrest where she


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County Jail to await first ap-
pearance.
On January 08, 2006
Jennifer J. Johnson age 43
of Port St. Joe, Florida was
arrested for uttering a Forged
Instrument. Johnson was
booked into the Gulf County
Jail awaiting first appear-
ance on this charge.


Damages To Holly

Hill Cemetery

The Port St. Joe Police
Department is investigating
a traffic crash that occurred
at the Holly Hill Cemetery
,between December 29 and
December 31, which caused
considerable damage to the
gate area of this cemetery.
The suspect vehicle will have
sustained damages to the
front and passenger side.
Anyone having any informa-
tion pertaining to this crash
should contact the Port St.
Joe Police Department at
(850) 229-8265. Your assis-
tance in this matter will be
greatly appreciated.


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Harbor. After a short inter-
view with the captain of the
vessel, he admitted to fil-
leting the fish on the water
because they were too short
to possess. He was later
charged with possession of
filleted grouper and snap-
per and possession of red
snapper during the closed
season.
Officers Trepanier and
Shelby Williams stopped
a vessel and conducted a
fisheries inspection in the
Gulf of Mexico. One of the
occupants on the vessel dis-
carded a red snapper when


snapper. Two subjects were
charged with possession
of red snapper during the
closed season.
GULF COUNTY
Lt. Arnie McMillion and
Investigator Scott Pearce
responded to a single vessel
boating accident in Howard's
Creek. A 14-foot aluminum
vessel collided with a tree at
a high rate of speed. The two
occupants suffered severe
injuries and were admitted
to the hospital for surgery.
Alcohol was involved and
charges are pending.
HOLMES COUNTY


Officer Jim Brooks
responded to a vehicle
checkpoint manned by the
Holmes County Sheriff's
Office. The deputies had
detained two Ponce de Leon
residents for possession of a
doe deer in the back of their
truck. Officer Brooks deter-
mined the two had recovered
the doe from their yard after
finding it illegally shot by an
unknown person. Instead
of notifying FWC of the vio-
lation, the couple intended
to clean and process it else-
where; The two men were
each issued written warn-
ings for the illegal posses-
sion of antlerless deer dur-
ing closed season.


GCEC Customer Satisfaction Results


Every other year, Gulf
Coast Electric Cooperative
asks a sample of its members
to participate in a telephone
survey. Gulf Coast Electric
recently received the results
of its 2005 Customer Satis-
faction and Attitude Survey,
and it is proud to announce
that GCEC received high
marks.
The survey was conduct-
ed by TSE Services of Raleigh,
North Carolina. Its purpose
is to determine attitudes and
perceptions regarding mem-
ber satisfaction, service level
performance, brand aware-
ness, media preferences and
communication opportuni-
ties within the Cooperative's
membership base. Data
from this survey was not
only compared to the scores
of other electric cooperatives
and investor-owned utilities
in the area, but was also
contributed to the national
effort for advanced analyti-
cal exploration of the key
drivers of member satisfac-
tion.
The survey shows that
Gulf Coast Electric Coopera-
tive members are more sat-
isfied with their service from
Gulf Coast Electric than any
of their other utility service
providers. GCEC's overall


Gulf Coast

Electric Cooperative
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satisfaction score was an 84,
11 points higher than the
industry average of 73. The
Cooperative's highest rat-
ings were in the attributes
of reliability, ethics,; com-
petency and being friendly
and courteous, which are all
categories that its members'
placed a high level of impor-
tance on.
"I would like to thank
each of the members who
took time from their sched-
ules to participate in our
survey last summer. The
feedback we receive as a re-
sult of your participation is
very valuable to us. It helps
us to determine what we're
doing right and what we
need to improve upon," Gulf
Coast Electric Cooperative
Assistant Manager ;Michael
White said. "As a member
of a cooperative, you are' an
owner of the company. Re-
questing your participation
in these bi-annual surveys


is a way to make your voice
heard. The cooperative way
of doing business truly gives
the power to the people.
Here at Gulf Coast Electric
Cooperative, our vision, be-
ing the leader of choice in
providing member-oriented,
competitive and diversified
services through dedicated
employees, and our mission
of member satisfaction, will
never sway."
* Gulf Coast Electric Coop-
erative is part of the Touch-
stone Energy@ national
alliance of local, consumer-
owned electric cooperatives
providing high standards -of
service to .customers large
and small. GCEC serves
approximately 19,900 con-
sumers in Bay, Calhoun,
Gulf, Jackson, Walton and
Washington counties and
in the municipalities of
Wewahitchka, Ebro, White
City, Fountain, Lynn Haven
and Southport.


GCEC Announces Staff Transitions


Gulf Coast Electric Co-
operative is pleased to an-
nounce the transitions of
four of its employees, the
promotions of two of its em-
ployees and the addition of a
new employee to its staff.
Chris. Dohanyos has
transferred from the title of
Equipment Operator in the
Water Department to -the
Southport Service Depart-
ment as Equipment Opera-
tor on the evening shift. Da-
vid Holland has transferred


from the evening shift to the
day shift in the Southport
Service Department. Betty
Ann Home has transferred
from the title of Work Or-
der Clerk in the Accounting
Department to the title of
Wewahitchka Dis~trict Sec-
retary. This title is a new
position at Gulf Coast Elec-
tric. Betty Ann will assist all
departments of the Coopera-
tive on a daily basis. Timmy
Wade has transferred from
the title of Supervisor of the


Southport Service Depart-
ment to the title of Con-
struction Supervisor in the
Wewahitchka Operations
Department.
Chris Davis and Josh
Hersey were recently pro-
moted from the title of
Equipment Operator in the
Southport Right-Of-Way De-
partment to the Southport
Service Department as Line
Technician Trainees.
Also, GCEC is proud to
announce the addition of
Teressa Jones to its staff.
Teressa is a Customer Ser-
vice Representative in the
Southport district office.
Her daily duties include
answering the telephone,
taking payments, complet-
ing service orders and bill-
ing. Teressa comes to Gulf
Coast Electric with four
years of experience work-
ing in collections at Central
Florida Electric Cooperative
in Chiefland, Fla.
Gulf Coast Electric Coop-
erative is part of the Touch-
stone Energy national
alliance of local, consumer-
owned electric 'cooperatives
providing high, standards of
service to customers large
and small. GCEC serves
approximately 19,900 con-
sumers in Bay, Calhoun,
Gulf, Jackson, Walton and
Washington counties and
in the municipalities of
.Wewahitchka, Ebro, White
City, Fountain, Lynn Haven
and Southport.


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Debbie and Keith Ford


Introducing Debbie

and Keith Ford

Skylar Clayton is proud
to announce the marriage
of her Granny Deb to Keith
Ford. Debbie and Keith were
married in Holy Matrimony
on December 30th 2005.
Debbie and Keith will reside
in Port Saint Joe.


Brooklyn Sheppard

Brooklyn Is Three
Brooklyn Sheppard cel-
ebrated her 3rd birthday on
November 15th with a "Little
Mermaid" party. Helping her
celebrate this special day'
were many of her family mem-
bers and friends. Brooklyn
is the daughter of Al and
Heather (Raffield) Sheppard
of Port St. Joe. She is the
grand-daughter of Greg and
Tommie Sharratt.and Ronnie
and Peggy Raffield all of Port
St. Joe, and Thomas, Connie,-
,and Elizabeth Sheppard, all
of Waynesboro, Georgia. ,


Levi Hanlon celebrated.
his lst Birthday on Sunday'
December 11, 2005. He
celebrated his special day
with a Christmas Party at
the Highland View Church of
God with all of his family and
friends and his very special
guest Santa Claus.
Levi is the son of Stacy


& Michelle Hanlon. He is the
grandson of Gerald & Alice
Martin of Port St. Joe and
Gene & Betty Sue Hanlon
of Wewahitchka. He is' the
great-grandson of Norman &
Margene Martin of Howards
Creek, Bessie 'Goff of
Highland View and. Frances'
Hanlon of Wewahitchka.


"Dentist With a Heart"



on This Valentine' Day


Dr. Frank D. May, of
Port St. Joe, has a unique
Valentine's Day present for
the needy of this area. For
the last 6 years, Dr. May has
provided free dental treat-
ment for Valentine's Day at
his office. This year, his office
will provide this valuable ser-
vice on Tuesday, February
14, 2006.
This year the office will
schedule appointments with
those in need of treatment.'
To schedule an appoint-
ment you will need to send
or bring by a letter to Dr.
May's office giving a brief
description of your dental
needs, and please describe
your situation that makes"
you a good candidate for this
benefit..
Send the letter to Dr.
May's office at 319 Williams
Ave, in Port St. Joe, Fl 32456.
Please no phone calls.
Be sure to include your
telephone number so we can
contact you to schedule an


appointment. Dr. May will
see 20 patients in need of
dental treatment, and the
hygienists Anealia Bush and
Linda Wright will see eight to
ten patients each who wish
to have their teeth cleaned.
The office hopes to serve as
many as 40 patients.
Patients must be at
least 12 years of age, and
accompanied by a parent or
guardian if under the age
of 18. Treatments provided
will include cleaning, x-rays,
fillings, extractions, diagnos-
tics, and pain control.
Dr. May and his staff
participate in "Dentist With
a Heart because they wish to
impact people who otherwise
could not afford to see a den-
tist, and help those people
save their teeth, as well, as
relieve them of any discom-
fort they may behaving. Our
office cares about this com-
munity and would like to
give those in need of our ser-
vices, their smiles backI


112 Monica Drive, Port St Joe 3BR,
2B block home recently remodeled. Cen-
trally located very near schools, church-
es, downtown Port St Joe. Mls#109304
Call Warren Yeager 850-899-7337 or
800-451-2349. 5240,000.00.,


480 Ponderosa Pines 3 bd 2.5 ba spa-
'cious mobile home on an acre of land;, a
'horse lovers dream, has'd 2 stall stable.
'and tack room, nicely landscaped, pond,
Fenced in area for dogs ML5# 107787
Cqll Sonjia Raffield @ 340-0900.


Sunset Village Subdivision. Beautiful
4 Bedroom 4 5 Bath home comes fully The seller is including the gulf county liquor
furnished with over 3,300 Sq. Ft. of liv- currently open and in operation by the
ing space.. This home is complete with seller.. Mls#109160 Call Brett Lowry at
Hardwood floors throughout, granite 227-5535
counter tops, and much much more. A
Must See! MLS # 109061 Call Brett
Lowry at 850-227-5535. ,


389 Treasure Drive 1st Tier Home.
3Br/2ba, plus exercise/game oom. Fully
furnised including 3 tv's wired for both
cable & satellite,-bose surround sound
speakers, dvd & c d layers, 3 vcrs &
sony receiver. Wet/dry finnish in exer-
cise/game room. FEMA insurance area!
MLS#108480 Call Mark AT 227-5605


108 Stone Drive Port St. Joe 3br/2ba home
that was built in 2003. Tile kitchen and bath-
rooms, carpet throughout, master suite has walk
in closet, garden tub, separate shower. Vaulted
ceilings. Patio out back. Plenty of room for swim-
ming pool. MLS# 108395 Call Susie 227-
4046 $329,900


Own a beach townhouse that comes fully
furnished. Just steps to the wide open
beach of mexico beach fl. 2 Bed/2.5 Bath;
built in 2001. Put on the rental market or
save this jewel for yourself. Priced to sell
at $350,000 MLS#107967 call Natalie
to view 227-4355


Mexico Beach, 3204 Hwy 98, unit h
canal front and gulf view single family
home. 3Br/2.5Ba, all appliances, tile
floors, balcony. Seawall, canal board-
walk, pool, community center. Expected
completion is jan 2006. MLS# 108051
$765,000 Call Brenda 227-5380


3br 2ba mobile home located on St. Joe
Beach situated on a 75'x150' Amenities
include a fireplace in the den, garden
tub in master bath, ample kitchen cabi-
nets, and extra large deck on the back.
Only a short walk to the beach. Call
Carol for more info. @850-227-4252
$299,900















427 Cape Plantation Rd, PSJ this
3br/2ba home on 16th green of St. Jo-
seph Bay country club '$475,000 Call
Ellen 227-5146


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BEACHES
Mexico Beach 51. Charl-s S5reel-Inleria Lol mia,106205
* Menko Beach, 408 Arizona Dilve-Ilnte.or Lol,msla103575
Mexico Beach 200 H.y 98-Gull View Loa m.ir1066182
* SI. Joe Beach, 304 Beacon Road-m. l0563 '
* 103 W Sand Dollar Way i, .1 rIk I, ..-. r. i.. >. -,d :.:: ,:
Cult 1 :r-.: Ld:.J.h.o -i t- ]r;. ,. Ih .i.,J r..- i t .. I,, Call Sonila RaHield
at 340-0900 5579,900
* Lol 3C St. Choiles Sireel, Casuna Subdil.slon. Mexico Beach .-
d. ir,. 1 bi ... 6: ,:, ,' .: 'c :, :.r.j .- .,:,.. MLS#108169 S 24 900
Brenda Miller 227-5380
* Sunsel Village-T.E ..: d?. -.- 1rh,.n Ii..i 1.:. :,i b c. u... .dd b .... m iv .I.
leu:h D[ .A iTc j,..rle: lu p.: : I .' o l. :.:..cd -.
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starting at 5299,900
SCasuna Subdivision Lot 4, St. Caiorles Street, subdivision will include a pool & pool


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* Ne, *ubdia ihon in Bar Co -.ih -:.: -:, ::6 jm.d .:n..r...., 1::1.
iml-F107052 5t16i,000 Call Doug Birmingham 227-5239
S Cape San Bias, Jubilation-Premier subdivision on Cope' San Bias with beautiful
S ots'available to build your beach home. Pool, club house, HOA. Call today for more
information.
* 101 Lagoon Drive 2nd Tier homesite with beach access. $595,000 Call Kim
Harrlson 227-3745 MLS#1 06214.
Chicksaw Lane, Indian Pass -Gulf Front lot in a very private community. $1,380,000
Call Kim Harrison 227-3745 MLS#105561.
* Mexico Beach, 180 St. Christopher Street Interior Lot. $249,000 MLS#106206.
PORT ST. JOE. \
* Port St. Joe, 112 Heritage Lane-Interior Lot, $150,000
* Port St. Joe, 130 Palm Breeze Way-mis#107338, $85,000
* 4942 CR C-30-inlerlor Lot, mls#107723
Port St. Joe, Garrison Avenue Lot is .26 acres and is partially cleared. SELLER
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* 325 C R 386 Over.ireet C : '.. ,', -, I, :.-I H I I -. --:...:., f .:.-:
,:: -, ,',1 .,:,., : .lL .1 S 0,000 MLS 107600 Call Ellen All..ror,
950-227-5146
- 247 Quarterhorse Lane, Overstreet 2.73 acres with electric, well on property,
and septic pennitted: Partially cleared and landscaped. Peace and quiet. $125,000 MLS
108296 Call Ellen Allemore 850-227-5146
SOverstreet, Mocsingbird-Canal front lot 100'x8OO'. $269,900 'Call Carol Bell
850-227-4252
* Port St. Joe, Commercial Lots-100'xl 70' $330,000 Call Carol Bell 850-227-4252
Poart St. Joe, 115 Stone Drive-Great lot, affordable investment in Port St. Joe.
mls#106528 $137,000 Call Candlcd Upchurch 850-227-6402
* Overtreet 41 Acres in the quiet and peaceful areo of Overstreet. MLS#109009 Call
Brett Lowry 227-5535
* Overstreet, East Bay --162 acre +/- parcel that would be excellent for oa development.
Wetappo Creek and East Boy Frontage. MLS#109103


* 6807 Hwy 71 Whlte Ct, C.,-- :I *, ...r,I luIA'. 1" fc .r.'-.9j H-V
I C.r, ,- ,h,,. A .r : L ,.', PcI'. ,r. jia.. eO..1lI, I ,re .' P.'c.ad od'laca. 'o
this is also on tie market. MLS# 108718. Contact Perky or Susie White 800-451-
2349 or 850-227-4046. $235,000.00.
* The property consists of three lots that make almost an'acre of land and have already
been cleared. Seller is motivated and will listen to all offers. Call Moses Medina 527-
0441
* The Landings at Wetappo, Overstreet-Located just off the iitracoastal waterway. Call
for more details. 850-648-5683
EASTPOINT
* 149 Long Leaf Road,lEastpoint Lakes On The Bluff Subdivision. Adjacent to pool
and pool house. Paved roads, under Ground utilities. MLS#108054 $175,000 Call
Brenda Miller 227-5380
* Eastpolnt, Lakes On The Bluff Subdivision. Nice single family lots available. HOA,
underground utilities, pool and club house. Call Patrick Jones 814-5878
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Knights of Pythias


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The officers of the
Kapakai Nalo Canoe Club
and Malia's School of Hula
have decided to change the
clubs' name and merge their
two organizations.
One of the main reasons
for this decision was the
difficulty in pronouncing
"Kapakai Nalo," which
means "forgotten coast."
President Lisa Faipea


Advertising Needs ...


The Star


(850) 227-1278


stated that she didn't take
that into consideration when
she selected the name.
Lisa, her son Justin and
daughter Malia all speak
some Hawaiian and Samoan
in their home so it is common
to them.
The organization's
new name will be "The
Hawaiian Dance and Canoe
Association." We will keep
Malia's School of Hula on
our T-shirts because our
students seem to be proud
of the name and design.
This will be an
adjustment but we want to
make our name easier to
say and remember while
maintaining our cultural
representation.
If there are any
questions, please call Lisa at
227-7014 or 340-0913.


and Installation of Officers
for the next two years will
be part of the business at
hand.
Red Hat Chit Chat
Queen Mum Bev would
like all you Beach Belles to
join her at The Prickly Pear
here at Mexico Beach on
January 20th at 2:00 CST.
We will enjoy wine tasting
and snicky snacks all for
the fee of $10.00. Also, at
this time, we will be collect-
ing the 2006 Red Hat lues.
Please join all of us and have
some fun!!


Prize Winners
The big winners of the Scholarship. Both winners
Double Prize Give-A-Way stated that this is the first
sponsored by Driesbach time that I have ever won
Lodge #77, Knights of Pythias, anything."
were Gloria Gant and Lin Frankie Fennell,
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Format Player. The draw- the members of Driesbach
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S" 23rd. Funds raised will ben- everyone that participated in
efit the Pythian Education the drawing,
SFriends Book Sale On 3rd Saturday
nd Gloria Gant 1st prizewinner of The Friends of the the 21st from 10 a.m. until
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Book sale at the library in Remember the friends
Port St. Joe on Saturday, Annual Meeting to be held on
February 25 at 2 p.m. in the
Local Canoe Club Changes Name meeting room of the library
in Port St. Joe. Election


Our students returned
last Wednesday, January
4, 2006. All is up. and run-
ning around the FCS cam-
pus. Below are some events
which took place just before
we broke for Christmas vaca-
tion.
Grades 5-8 visited to the
television studios of WMBB
(Channel 13) in Panama City
in December. Their behind-
the-scenes tour of "the news
station" was very revealing.
Often people are surprised to
see the "set" where news.an-
chors or reporters sit to read
the news, "It looks so much
bigger on TV!" is the typical
response.


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The weather studio was
really impressive. Meteorolo-
gist Justin Kiefer gave the
students a tour of the stu-
dios, did a live "spot" while we
watched (quietly, of course),
and answered questions for
about 45 minutes. You may
think he (or any other weath-
er staff) works only about 5
minutes during the news-
'cast, but the job involves
so much more. There were
many monitors and com-
puters bringing the techno-
logical aspect of the. weather.
We discovered that weather
research and reporting are
indeed a science. Thanks to
all of those who traveled with
the school for this field trip,
Grades 3 and 4 per-
formed the annual Christ-
mas program. This year's
musical was entitled "Just
Believe." Each performance
took place at the Hope Fam-
ily Worship Center across
Garrison Avenue and Twen-
tieth Street from the school.
Both the Thursday night and
Friday morning performanc-
es entertained over 300 peo-
ple. The message was clear
- Jesus Christ is the Reason
for Christmas and salvation
was for anyone who believes
- Just Believel
Thanks again to Mrs.
Carla McGhee and Mrs.
Sheri Peltzman for there tal-
ents and direction. The stu-
dents were marvelous and
performed magnificently. We
would be remiss if we did not
say thank you,once again to
our friends at the Hope Fam-
ily Worship Cenrter, espe-
cially Pastor Marc Sturdivant
and Mr. Red Todd for all their
help.










The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, J.ic.:-j'vy 12, 2006 5B


Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas


Report cards will be sent
home on Friday, January
13th. You can go online
to check out your
child?s grades. Please see
Mrs. Belin to receive your
PIN number,
School will not be held
on Monday January 16th to
observe Martin Luther King
Day.
On January 19th or 20th
our 8th graders will travel to
Tallahassee, Florida for a
field trip to the Challenger
Learning Center. This field
trip is an important part


of preparing our students
to take the science portion
of the FCAT test. Many of
the benchmarks that con-
cern space science will be
addressed. It is important
that all students attend.
The students will par-
ticipate in a simulated space
mission to Mars, view an
IMAX theatre film about
moon walks, and a plan-
etarium lesson on seasonal
changes and constellations.
Each student will need
to bring a bag lunch and a
drink with their name on


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By: Kayleigh D. Lewis
Welcome back students!
I hope everyone had a won-
derful Christmas and New
Year and also enjoyed their
time off' for the holidays.
However, .now it is time to
return to school and begin
with a new semester. Se-
niors are almost out of High
School, freshmen are only
beginning, and sophomores
and juniors- are somewhere
in".the middle. Whether only
a half a year left or three and
a half years left, always try
to make it the best!
Seniors! The year has fi-
nally made it to 2006, with
only four months, left before
we all graduate! It seemed as
if this year would never make
it,: and now our time is be-
coming precious with every-
one. However, we have many
exciting and fun events to
look forward to this year: Se-
nior' Prom, Grad Bash, and
Graduation: Class of 2006.
Also a', reminder to all. se-
niors: Don't forget your next
Senior Class Trip payment
of $50 by January 20.
Repprtfcards'will be given
out Firiday;, January 13 to all
students of Port St. Joe High
School. MIAonda,. ,January


16, there will be no school in
honor of Martin Luther King,
Jr. Day. Also there will be a
Student Council meeting
Thursday, January 12 held
at Haley Watford's house
at 6:30 p.m. for the Execu-
tive Council. The Keyettes
accepted an appreciation
plaque from the Port St. Joe
Nursing Home, when we re-
turned back to school. The
Keyette members were re-
warded for their hard work
and dedication to helping
out at the nursing home and.
playing Bingo with the resi-
dents. Not only do the resi-
dents and staff appreciate
the Keyettes for their kind-
ness, but the Keyettes also
enjoy them and look forward.
to a fun night yelling "Bin-
go!"
The Tiger Sharks played
two of the biggest rivalries of
Port St. Joe last week. Last
Thursday, the varsity boy's
basketball team stomped
over Wewahitchka with a
final score of 74-53. The
girl's team also had a tre-
mendous defeat over Wewa;
their score remaining at 40-
16. However, last Saturday
the Dome was packed with
people of Gulf and Franklin


it. There is a concession
stand and gift shop that the
students will have an oppor-
tunity to visit.
The students will need
to be at school at 7:15 am.
Because of the time sched-
ule, we have to leave at 7:30
am. The program ends at
2:30 so we should be back
between 4:30 and 5:00.
Please make arrangements
to have someone at school to
pick up your child.
All 8th graders will take
the FCAT writing test on
Tuesday, February 7th.
Please get plenty of rest,
eat a nutritious breakfast
and bring #2 pencils.
Our next reward activ-
ity will be held on Tuesday,
February 14th. Students
with no discipline referrals
through February 14th will
be treated to a Valentine's
Day Dance.


County to see which Sharks
would take home the vic-
tory. The Port St. Joe Tiger
Sharks went up against the
Apalachicola Sharks; which
is one of the best games of
the year. Throughout the
game, the score was ex-
tremely close and each team
was very competitive. Unfor-
tunately, the Apalachicola
Sharks scored six more
points than Port St. Joe, in
which ended the game with
a score of 51-57. All in all,
the Sharks are doing great
and everyone is really proud.
Good Luck Tiger Sharks!
Students of Port St. Joe
High School, we are already
half way through the year.
We have had a remarkable
start with a Football State
Championship, and have
made many memories so far,
Never forget these wonderful
times in your life and never
give up in anything you do.
Seniors, upon graduation
we will have become young
adults and will be living in
our different lives. Good luck
to all my fellow classmates in
anything you do. I've learned
one thing over the years in
high school: life is too short.
Everyone should live hap-
pily, forgive quickly, laugh
hysterically, and love. truly.
I will leave you with a quote
from James Dean: "Dream
as if you'll live forever. Live
as if you'll die today."


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PUBLIC NOTICE


'A Public Hearing will be held at the Planning and Development Review Board (PDRB)
meeting on Tuesday, January 17, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. EST, and at the Board of County
,Commissioners (BOCC) meeting on Tuesday, January 24, 2006 at 6:00 p.m. EST. Both
public hearings will be held in the BOCC Meeting Room at the Robert M. Moore Ad-
ministration Building, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. The public
,hearings will be to discuss and act on the following:

1, Approve Minutes for December 13, 2005
2. Final Plat- Southern' Boys Investment, LLC Fadeaway Combound at Indian Pass.
Parcel ID #03191-002R Section 22, Township 9 South, Range 10 West, Gulf
County, Florida a 7 unit development subject to (all Federal, State and Local
development regulations stated and unstated.
3. Preliminary Plat Approval Village Center South WindMark Beach DRI/DO -
Section 21, Township 7'South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida a commer-
S cial/residential subdivision, subject to all Federal, State and Local development
S:-regulations.
4. Preliminary Plat Approval Fisherman's Village North WindMark Beach DRI/DO
Section 21, Township 7 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida a residen-
tial subdivision subject to all Federal, State and Local development regulations
stated and unstated.
5. Variance Betty Curlee Parcel ID #04159-01 OR Section 5, Township 7 South,
Range 11 West, Gulf County, .Florida road setback encroachment.
6. Variance Charles Griffies, Sr. Parcel ID #03905-000R Section 5, Township 7
South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida requesting a side setback variance
to construct a boat shed.
7. Small Scale Land Use Change St. Joe Timberland- Parcel ID #03469-0OOR
Changing ,15.64 acres in Section 3, Township 6 South, Range 11 West, Gulf
County, Florida from Agricultural to Residential Low Density.
8.. St. Joe/Arvida for WindMark Beach DO/PDP
'9. Comprehensive Plan/EAR Update
10. Staff

The public is encouraged to attend and be heard on these matters. Information prior
'to the meeting can be viewed at the' Planning and Building Department at 1000 Cecil
G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Room 301.


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' The Potter's House
WHERE BROKEN VESSELS ARE MADE NEW
Rodney G. Leaman, Pastor
850-639-5993 850-639-4588
636 Second Street Post Office Box 631 Wewahitchka, FL 32465
SERVICE SCHEDULE
Sunday Morning Worship & Sunday School
10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Evening Worship 7:00 p.m.
YOU ARE WELCOME AT THE POTTER'S HOUSE


^ FIRST UNITED >
METHODIST CHURCH
Constitution and Monument Port St. Joe
(850) 227-1724


Contemporary Service 9:00 a.m.
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.

Morning Worship: 11:00a.m.
Methodist Youth.Fellouship: 6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship:7:00p.m.
K All Times are EST


Dan Rhodes
PASTOR
JeffWhiny
Minister fMiuiclYouth
Deborah Loylas
DirctorofChildren Ministrin


Jesus is Lord and He is waiting
FOR YOU AT:
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382 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850)227-1306
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service 7:00 p.m.
Discipleship Training 6:00 p.m.
Mike Westbrook, Wednesday Prayer 7:00 p.m.
Pastor 17662


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508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
Sunday Worship
10:00 a.m. Sixteenth Street
Fellowship Time a
1045 a.m. '
Adult School /
11:00 a.m. f j
*Sunday School .
*Young Children "
Highway 71/ Cecil Costin Sr. Blvy .
Pastor Rev. J. Reid Cameron


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1 11 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410

Suiqyl Worship Serices: 9:00 a.m. CST
Sunday Skl: 10:15 a.m. CST
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Mei(o Beooh United Methodist Church
KIURSmR PROVIDED
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8820


FamiY life (huh
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
Join us in worship ... Apcaila nmo cm,
10:30 Sunday Morning Hwy. 98
7:00 Wednesday Evening < >
Pastors Andrew
&
Cathy Rutherford : Reid Ave.
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates Family ufe Chuih
Visit our website at:
familylifechurch.net y Wewahitchke
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5433)

"The Churches of Christ Salute You"
Romans 16:16

The Wewahitchka Church of Christ
Meets At 2241 Hwy. 71 South, Wewahitchka
(1/4 Mile North of the Overstreet Road)
(850) 639-5401
Sunday Bible Study 9:00 a.m. CT
Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m. & 5:00 p.m. CT
Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. CT
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1Oak 6rove.-ssembly ofodd
David A. ernandez. Pastor
Office: 850-227-1837 Parsonage: 850-229-6271
613 Madlson Street Tort St.Joe. FC
Schedule of Services
Sunday lWednesday
Sunday School 9:45am Mid Week Meal 5:00pm
Morning Worship 10.45am Mid lWeek Bible Study 6:15pm
Xids on the Nove 10:45am Ministry In arcton 6:15pm
Cross Training youth 6:15pm
Men's Ministry Monday 6:30pm
Ladies Ministry- Tuesday- 7:00pm
Dynamic Praisec Worship Preaching the Pure Word ,,


Church of Christ


at the Beaches
314 Firehouse Road *
OVERSTREET 850-647-1622
Sunday Bible Study 10:00 am EST
Sunday Worship 11:00 am EST
S Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 am EST
SF"WE WANT TO MAKE A
DIFFERENCE IN YOUR LIFE"


CHURCH OF CHRIST
MEETS


Singing:
Worship:


9 a.m. Sunday
9:30 a.m. Sunday


Call 229-8310
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
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, Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue



BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
SUNDAY: General Assembly 9:45 a.m. Bible Study all ages 10 a.m.
Morning Worship 11 a.m.' Evening Worship 6 p.m.
WEDNESDAY: Choir Practice 6 p.m.
Prayer Meeting & Youth Group 7 p.m.
"0 taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him."
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols
Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725

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SF.Tirst Baptist Church
102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE

Brent Vickery, Pastor
Buddy Caswell, Minister of Music & Education
Michael! Rogers, Minister to Students
Sunday School ................... 9:45 am
Worship Service ........ .. .8:30 & 11:00 am
Disciple Training ................. 6:00 pm
Evening Worship ........ ... ..... 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting .......... 6:30 pm
Mon-Fri: Devotion on 105.5 FM. .... 7:49 am ET

The friendly place to worship!


First Baptist Church
MEXICO BEACH
Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach
(Corner of 15th & California 648-5776
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
Worship ur.nda'- at 10 .in' n nrd 6 0i. p n',
Bible Study S,.nda.,r 1.i9 1) a.m ill tae-i
Wednesday Ptrier rand Bible Srud% c (.a .3') pm
Please note, all times central


"A Reformed Voice
Win the Community"

)I Dr. Bill Taylor, Pastor
Sunday School ........................... 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Fellowship................... 10:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning Service ......... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service ............ 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Night (Bay St. Joseph) 6:30 p.m.
Thursday Firehouse Fellowship.... 6:00 p.m.
801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
Home of Faith Christlian School

TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN
4:+ ST. JAMES'

t EPISCOPAL CHURCH
800 22nd STREET, PORT ST. JOE
The Rev. Joseph A. Hagberg, Rector
8:00 and 11:00 a.m. (EST) Sunday School 9:45
Holy Eucharist With Healing Tuesdays at 12 noon
Holy Eucharist Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.
Child Care Provided for at 11:00
www.stiamesepiscopalchurch.org 850-227-1845'


3Ib Long Avenue Baptist Church

Where Faith, Family &

Friendship are found
The Supreme Christ Child...Christmas is such a wonderful time of the year. Hope seems to fill
the air albeit an often cool & crisp air. Generosity & kindness seem to increase during the Christ-
mas season. And it all started in a small place called Bethlehem with the birth of the Sovereign.
The Bible sayg, "In Him (Christ) dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily. "This newborn
baby "made the worlds" & forgives sins. It may have been a simple setting for the birth of Jesus, but
He was still "the brightness of His glory 6- the express image of His person." Thank God for Christ the
King!
1601 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, FL For More Information Call 229-8691


Worship on Sunday: 10:30am
1 and ".00pm


Bible Study on Sunday:
9:15am and 6:00pm


Worship on Wednesday:
7:00pmq


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Judge Self First

Jesus tells us in Matthew
7:1, not to be judgmental of
our brothers.
We need to cleanup our
own act, before trying to
cleanup others.
To judge someone, could
cost you a friend.
You can say things that
time won't mend.
I've seen it happen
between husband and wife.
It can take a toll, and
cause much strife.
I've seen it happen in
churches, too.
Where there used to be
one, now there's two.
Lusts of the flesh, are
here to stay.
Pride and arrogance are
about the same way.
The love of money is right
on top.
Until Jesus comes back,
none of it'll stop.
The only way out is to
confess it all to God.


Andreal G.

Hamilton

Andreal G. Hamilton was
born on January 20, 1961 in
Port St. Joe, FL. to Kylar and
Helen Hamilton. He attended
public school in Gulf County,.
and was a member of New
Bethel A.M.E. Church. He
departed this life on January
1, 2006 in Panama City, FL.
Mr. Hamilton leave
to cherish his memory his
father, Kyler. Hamilton Jr.;
his. mother, Helen Hamilton;
five sisters, Sylvia (Harold),
Valerie (Ron), Keesha,
Mary (Michael), and Loretta
(Watson); five brothers,
James (Cathy), Freddie,
Collins (Edna), Carlos,
and Terrez; two godsis-
ters, Charlene Thomas and
Geraldine Lewis; a special
friend, Wiladean Baker;
friends of the Raffield fam-
ily; a host of uncles, aunts,
nieces, nephews, cousins,
and many caring friends and
neighbors.
Funeral services were
held Saturday, January 7,
2006 at 2:00 p.m. EST at
New Bethel A.M.E. Church
in Port St. Joe. Interment
were followed at the Forest
Hill Cemetery. The visita-
tion was held at New Bethel
A.M.E Church Friday eve-
ning January 6,. from 5:00
p.m. until 7:00 p.m. EST.


Pauline Pierce

Mrs. Pauline Pierce, age
92, died Sunday, January
1, 2006 at Marshall Health
Care. A native of Port St.
Joe, Florida, she had lived in
Perry for the past 10 years.
She was a member of
Center Street Church of God
in Perry and had worked
for many years for the Gulf
County School system. She
is survived by a son, Ben


Ask Him then for wis-
dom, as in this world you
trod.
We're put here fobr a rea-
son, but many times we don't
see.
Just ask God to help you
become the person He called
you to be.
Billy Johnson
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The Family of Edna Mur-
ray, would like to thank ev-
eryone for their kindness,
prayers, hugs, flowers and
food during our time of loss.
You will never know how
much it we appreciate all
that everyone has done for
us. Edna was a very special
person, and will be missed
greatly. Special Thanks to
Pat and Pam Jackson, The
Ladies of the
Relief Society, David Kel-
ly, Bro. Barks, and our many
friends. May God
Bless You.


"Buddy" Gay of Port St. Joe;
3 daughters, Opal Floyd of
Perry and Vennie Mae Byrd
and Willie Mae Watson both
of Port St. Joe, 1 sister,
Beatrice Maddox of Panama.
City; 15 grandchildren,
numerous great grandchil-
dren and great, great grand-
children a host of nieces and
nephews. She was preceded
in death by her husbands,
Price Gay. and Nolan Pierce
and a grandson. Jimmy
Floyd.
Funeral services will
be held at 10:00 a.m. on
Wednesday, January 4, 2006
at the Center Street Church
of God, with interment at
Holly Hill Cemetery in Port
.St. Joe, Florida. The family
will receive friends from 7 to
8:30 p.m. Tuesday, January
3 at the funeral home.
Joe P. Burns Funeral
Home, 1400 Johnson
Stripling Road, Perry, FL is
in charge of the arrange-
ments.


Monica Sadler

Mrs. Monica Sadler of
Sumatra passed away on
Tuesday January 10th, 2006.
She is proceeded in death by
her husband Lester Sadler, of
Sumatra.
Funeral Arrangements
for Mrs, Sadler will be a
viewing at the Independent
Funeral Home in Quincy
from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday,
January 11th. and funeral
services Thursday at 11:00
at Sumatra Baptist Church.

Sarah I.

Shackleford
Sarah I. Shackleford,
74, of East Stroudsburg, PA.
Went to be with the lord on
Friday, January 6 at Pocono
Medical Center in East
Stroudsburg, PA Sarah was


t"Our Church can be your home"

first Church of the Nazarene
2420 Long .Avenue fort St. J.lorJti 32456
(850) 229-9596


Sunday School ............ 10 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship .......... 11 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship ........... 6 p.m.
Wednesday Evening Service .... 7 p.m.


Kody Needs A Home

Currently for adoption at
the St. Joseph Bay Humane
Society are : Kody, a white
english, lab, dalmation mix,
8 months old (pictured);
Boomerang, a beautiful male
Beagle; Jessie small beautiful
lady; Patches & Buster, two
dynamite kitten entertainers;
Amos & Andy, six month old
kitties; Melita, small female
Chihuahua mix; Always
kittens! Come see.
Volunteers needed to
transport animals to meet
with couriers (usually in
Alabama towns).

Bright-side

Gospel Singers

The Bright-side Gospel
Singers from Tallahassee will
be in concert at Philadelphia
Primitive Baptist Church
at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Jan.
29. Other local choirs and
groups will be featured as
well. Everyone is invited to
come out for an "old fash-
ioned foot-stomping gospel
time."
The church is located at
259 Avenue D.


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The Congregational
Holiness Church, 509
Tallahassee St. (Hwy 67)
Carrabelle, will have a
Gospel Sing January 7th, at
7 p.m., with the" Maharreys"
as guests. Paul Maharrey is
an accomplished song writer
and minister of the gospel.
Pastor Eddie Sanders
would like to invite everyone
to come and enjoy the gos-
pel music with us. For more
information please call 926-
.6477 or 697-3129


born in Wewahitchka, FL to
the late Julius N. and Foyzell
(Whitley) Shackleford of Port
St. Joe, FL she was a resi-
dent of East Stroudsburg, PA
for the past 54 years.
Before retiring, she
worked at Buck Hill Falls
Inn and Redmond Finishing
in East Stroudsburg, PA.
She attended the Christian
Missionary and Alliance
Church and she was a mem-
ber of the Daughters of the
Monroe Lodge # 513 I.B.P.O.
Elk Club in Stroudsburg,
PA.
She is survived by her
long time companion Willie,
four daughters Sharon
Shackleford of Tallahassee,
FL, Beverly Shackleford of
Apalachicola, FL, Floyzell
and Shirley Shackleford, both
of Carrollton, GA, one son
Smiley Shackleford of Upper
Marlboro, MD,. seven grand-
children, Andre Jones, Chloe
Bolton, Courtney Gathers,
Krystal Gathers, Brian
Gathers, Brad Gathers and
Antwian Fayson, six great-
grandchildren, two broth-
ers Julius Shackleford and
Billly Dixson both of Port St.
Joe, FL, one uncle John W.
Whitley, Jr. of Port St. Joe,
FL, special friends Lucille
DeHaven, Ruby White, Sara
Isom and Rick Hicks. A
host of cousins and sorrow-
ing friends.
Home going services
will be held on Saturday,
January 14 at 1 p.m. at
the Christian Missionary and
Alliance Church located on
Third Street in Stroudsburg,
PA, with the Rev. Robert L.
Bass, officiating. Interment
will follow in Stroudsburg
Cemetery.
The family will receive
friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
on Friday, January 13 at the
Funeral 'home. All arrange-
ments are under the direction
of William H. Clark Funeral
Home, 103 Main Street,
Stroudsburg, PA (570) 421-
9000.


HEALING SERVICE

Mexico Beach Christian Worship Center

Holding Services at the Mexico Beach Civic Center
Sunday 9:30 AM
www.mexicobeachcwc.com
For Info 648-5773


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Dog Found During Storm

The dog pictured above was found on CR 386 January 3
with a broken leg. Please Call with any information: Port St.
Joe Animal Clinic at 229-8400, Amy at 648-2478 or Barbara
at 647-8238.

School Bus Route Changes


Currently we have some
overcrowded buses on the
routes north of Wewahitchka
toward the county line. In an
effort to move available space
to those areas, it will be nec-
essary to make several route
changes.
As a result of these
changes, a number of stu-
dents will be changing buses.
Those students will be noti-
fied by letter and at school..
The Gulf County School
District apologizes for any
inconvenience that these nec-
essary changes may cause
and ask that all involved be
patient as. problems arise.
Naturally, there will be
changes in pickup and deliv-
ery times for many students
that change buses..
The following list sum-
marizes the changes: :
Students who live in the
Lake Alice area will no longer
ride bus # 64 (Clayton) but"
will ride bus # 67 (Hall)
Some students who
live on Michael St. in the
Stonemill Creek area will
no:. longer ride bus' #.74
(Husband) but 'will ride bus
# 75 (Stiles)
Students who live


on Hwy 71 North to Bryan
Setterich Rd. to Crestwood
Lane will no longer ride bus
# 75 (Stiles) but will now ride
bus # 64 (Clayton)
Students living in
the Lands Landing area
(not including the Rish
Subdivision) will no longer
ride bus #64 (Clayton) but
will ride bus # 63 (Jackson)
Students who live on
Hwy 71 South" to Transfer
Road (city limits sign) will
no longer ride bus # .64
(Clayton) but will ride bus #
63 (Jackson).
Students who live on
Hwy 71 South from Transfer
Road to the Dalkeith Road
will no longer ride bus # ,63
(Jackson) but will ride bus #
70 (Price)
Students who live in
the Five Acre Farms area
will no longer ride bus # 63
(Jackson) but will ride bus #
70 (Price)
Students who live in
the Rish Subdivision area at
Lands Landing will no longer
ride bus -:# 70 (Price) but will
ride bus # 81 (Respress)
If there are any ques-
tions, please call the trans-
portation office at 227-1744.


*Gulf Coast Community
College, will conduct a Martin
Luther King, Jr. commemora-
tion program on January 13,
2006 at 10 a.m. in the Sarzin
Lecture Hall in the Language
and Literature' building on
campus.
The scheduled speak-
er for- the event is Mr. Al
McCaribry, general manager
of Knology in Panama City.
A forn-er vice president /gen-
eral manager of Comcast in
Alabama and Mississippi,
Mr. McCainbrv has an exten-
sive background in the tele-
communiriications field. His
experience also encompasses
a variety of other industries,


IETT FACTS-
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Wayne,Rowlett, Realtor :

TECHNICAL

DIFFICULTIES!
There's a whole generation
now that has grown up using
computers and surfing the In-
ternet. For them,' communi-
cating,. browsing and shopping
online are really second na-
ture, so it.seems natural that
more and more are searching
for homes on the web, and
even listing their homes for
sale on the Internet.

Of course the World Wide Web
is a powerful tool for both buy-.
ers and sellers, and that's why
so many real estate agents
piarket their services and list-
'ings online. Take special care
hot to eliminate the "middle
man" from your next real es-
tate transaction.

Buying a home is not as simple
,as browsing eBay and clicking
"Buy It Nowl" Selling a home


including manufacturing and
public accounting. He is a
graduate of the University
of Georgia, with a major in
finance. In addition. Mr.
McCambry serves on numer-
ous community boards,
* such as the Bay County
Chamber of Commerce,
Anchorage Children's Home,
The American Red Cross,
Early Learning Coalition
of Northwest Florida and
'the Bay. County Education
Foundation.
For additional informa-
tion regarding this event, call
Roy Varhardo 769-1551, ext.
6070.


Barefoot Properties
can be even more complicat-
ed. Even the most technically
sa\'v computer user can list
their home online at a number
of For Sale By Owner" web-
sites, but will run into real
"technical difficulty" when it
comes time to set a fair asking
price, target and screen quali-
fled buyers, and handle the
legalities of negotiations and
contracts.

A good percentage of listings
that start "By Owner" are
eventually sold by licensed
real estate professionals.
That's because a professional
can sell the home for more
money in less time, with profit
outdistancing commission.
Yes, the Internet is a power-
ful tool for buyers and sellers,
especially when placed in the
knowledgeable hands of a re-
alty pro:


Thinking of selling? Call for
a free consultation. Wayne
Rowlett of Barefoot Properties,
1085 Cape San Blas Road,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456. (850)
227-8492 wr@gtcom.net
www. Captwayne.net


The Gulf County Adult
School has been recognized
by the Florida Department
of Education as one of the
top five programs in the state
who have graduates move on
to postsecondary education.
D.O.E. has issued


Adult Education and
the Florida Department
of Education, conducted
a study of the policies
and practices of technical
centers that are effective in
enabling completers of adult
secondary programs to move
to postsecondary education.
Because of the success of the
Gulf County Adult School
was selected for a site visit.
This past November,
Berkely Police Associates
conducted a Federal Site
Visit to the Gulf County
Adult School for two days
interviewing a variety
of individuals including
administration, adult
education instructors, and
support staff.
The purpose of the study
was to provide information
on policies and procedures of
the Gulf County Adult School
that would be useful for all
postsecondary institutions.
Areas studied included
facilities, instruction
technique, and relations with
students.
One aspect that stood out
was the informal atmosphere
that prevails at the Adult


Gulf County Adult School Recognized as


One of the Top Five Programs in State


School allowing students
to progress at their own
individual pace.
So far this year over
eighty students have enrolled
at the Gulf County Adult
School with branches located
in Wewahitchka and Port St.
Joe. Many of these students
will enroll at a College or a
Vocational School to further
their education after they
graduate from the Adult
School.
The Gulf County Adult
School in Wewahitchka and
Port St. Joe is currently
enrolling students for the
winter and spring semester.
Programs offered include a
regular diploma program
or students may choose to
enroll in a G.E.D. preparation
program. If interested call the
adult school in Wewahitchka
at 639-9292 or call the adult
school in Port St. Joe at 227-
1744.
Also, if anyone is
interested in learning
how to use a computer, a
beginning computer program
is offered at the adult school
in Wewahitchka. Call Dee at
639-9292.


6:00 PM (E.S.T). If interested,
call the Transportation Office
at 227-1744. Substitute bus
driving can lead to a full time
position if a route comes
open.


Manhattan Piano Trio


Three graduates of the
Julliard School decided
there's too much of this
country for New York City
to hold the lion's share of
classical music. So they
started touring different
parts of the country in a
minivan in search of new
audiences for their music.
An odd endeavor it might
seem for a pianist, violinist
and cellist, but for these
members of The Manhattan
Piano Trio it is a passion if
not a mission.
If you have plans for this
coming Monday evening,
you might want to change
it. These three young and
renowned chamber musicians
are currently on a three week
tour of the South and are
coming to Port Saint Joe.
They would be performing at
the First United Methodist
Church on January 19th at
7:30 p.m.
The Manhattan Piano
Trio (MPT) is rapidly gaining
recognition as one of the
most versatile and exciting
emerging ensembles coming
out of New York City. The
Trio comprises Milana Bahl
(piano), Dmitry Lukin (violin),
and Dmitry Kouzov (cello).
The two "Dmitrys" are from
St. Petersburg, Russia and
met Milana, the founding
member of MPT literally "on
the steps" of The Julliard
School during January
2004.
The Trio members have
performed at some of the


leading concert halls in the
world. Just the past eighteen
months has seen them give
over a 100 concerts along the
eastern seaboard including
their debut performance
at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln
Center, NYC.
"It is the obligation of
chamber musicians to
introduce their music to a
new audience" says Reggie
Bahl, the New York based
manager of MPT. Not many
people follow classical music.
The idea is to appeal to such
folks and at the same time
keep the true classical music
lovers in mind. Our program
in Port Saint Joe would be
showcasing solo, duo and
Trio repertoire, something
you will not get in a typical
chamber music, concert.,


I know music lovers, here
would share my enthusiasm
for these musicians."
The program is billed as'
an Enchanted Everinie of
Music" and the musicians.
would be performing
captivating works from
different musical periods.
First United Methodist
Church is located at 1001
Constitution Drive, Port Saint
Joe., For more information


about the concert please
contact Jeff Whitty at Tel:
(850)-227-1724
Manhattan Piano
Trio strives to evoke in
the listener a range of
pure human emotions
through musical harmony,
creative programming and
collaboration. For more
information please visit
their website: at www.
manhattanpianotrio.com


Gulf Coast Medical Center Primary Care Announces

the OPENING of our Port St. Joe Clinic.


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A correctional officer training class begins

January 2006 at Carrabelle High School.

A stipend of $50 per day will be available to qualified applicants.

You may be eligible for the following assistance:


SBooks

* Certification Exams


Benefits include:
* starting annual salary for Certified Officers is $30,203 $43,722
* Uncertified Officers start at $27,458
* health insurance, life insurance, paid holidays & tuition assistance
* vacation days, sick days & retirement
* flexible soendina accounts


DI l Gulf Coaost *uniformsfurnished
Community College Minimum requirements:
19 years of age (prior to taking
high school diploma or GED
citizen of the United States
not convicted of felony or misa
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FDLE Certification Exam)


demeanor involving perjury or domestic violence
mnination, background check and FBAT


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Bus Driver Training Class


The Gulf County School
District will be offering a
bus driver training class at
the Adult School in Port St.
Joe for any one interested in-
becoming a substitute bus
driver beginning February 13,
-


Martin Luther King, Jr.

Commemoration At GCCC


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THEWIDE WORLD OF





dumplings


Story by ASHLEY KINDERGAN
Photo illustration by MARK REIS
Freedom News Service

Picture a dough pocket
filled with ... something. Cheese,
meat, mushrooms, vegetables,
fruit we don't care what you
put in it.
Now, what do you call it?
Ravioli? Pierogi? How about
won ton, mandoo, carimanolas
or kreplach?
Any of the above and many
more would be correct, since
it seems nearly every culture
boasts some kind of filled dump-
ling or turnover.
Food historians and nutri-
tional anthropologists say the
history of dumplings is murky,
but they probably owe their pop-
ularity to easy cooking methods
(boiling or frying) and nutritional
efficiency.
'The nutrient values of
pasta are pretty good, but they're
made a lot better by what you
put inside them," said Solomon
H. Katz, an expert in the anthro-
pology of food at the University
of Pennsylvania and editor of
The Encyclopedia of Food and
Culture. "By putting some meat
and, fish inside them they, in
essence, become something that
you can live off of."
Filled dough balls might
have occurred coincidentally to
independent minds around the
globe, Katz said. Or dumplings
could have spread along trade
routes or through the cultural
mixing of conquered peoples and
conquerors. '
"When you see someone
else eating these things and it
tastes good, you tend to bring it
home," Katz said.
The first known reference
to stuffed pastry came in the
early ninth century, when an
Iraqi author wrote about a san-
busa, according to Clifford A.
Wright's "A Mediterranean
Feast: The Story of the Birth
of the Celebrated Cuisines of
the Mediterranean from the
Merchants of Venice to the
Barbary Corsairs."
Modem sanbusa (or sam-
bousa) usually are fried; can
be stuffed with meat, vegetables
or cheese; and are at home in
Syria, Lebanon, Egypt and other
Middle Eastern nations.
The spread of Islam may
have been responsible for san-
busa popping up in 13th cen-
tury Spain. At least one mod-
em Central American dumpling,
Panama's carimonola, probably
traces its history to Spanish'
explorers and indigenous tribes.
SAnd why did Russians start
making piroshki and pelmeni
between 1530 and 1584, when
Czar Ivan the Terrible conquered
parts of today's Eastern Russia
and Siberia? Perhaps they came
in contact with people in neigh-
boring China and Moilgolia, says
the Encyclopedia of Food and
Culture.
The Chinese, meanwhile,
were probably introduced to the
dumpling by Indian, Buddhist,


Persian and Arab travelers wan-
dering through Asia via the Great
Silk Road between 621 and 1368
A.D.
And on it went, with one
culture picking up the dumpling
idea from another until we had
pierogi and uszka in Eastern
Europe, ravioli and tortellini in
Italy and icli kofte in Turkey.
The meta-dumpling may
have united the world, but the
fillings reflect disparate cul-
tures. First and foremost, fill-
ings were the readily available
items in each area: potatoes,
meat and mushrooms in Eastern
Europe and Russia, buckwheat
and farina in Hungary. Asian
countries rely on shrimp, pork
and cabbage and eschew cheese,
which would leave Italians hard-
pressed to make decent ravioli.
Religion also influences fill-
ing choices. Recipes for kreplach,
a traditional dumpling in the
Jewish community, might call
for cheese, chicken or beef, but
never pork. They are tradition-
ally served in connection with
several Jewish holidays, includ-
ing the day before Yom Kippur
- not a coincidence, consider-
ing that people want to fill up
before this day of atonement and
fasting.
In fact, though a ball of
boiled or fried stuffed dough
might not look the life of the
food party, dumplings are part
of many traditional holiday cel-
ebrations. Poles and Ukrainians,
for example, eat triangle-shaped
uszka in borscht (beet soup) at
Christmas.
Perhaps no culture cele-
brates its dumplings more than
the Chinese, however.
Mei Chung, owner of Hunan
Springs Restaurant in Colorado
Springs, Colo., says street ven-
dors on every comer in China
hawk dumplings, and they're a
must for the Chinese New Year
(Jan. 29, 2006).
The individual steps of
dumpling-making are easy,
Chung said. Most doughs con-
sist of some type of flour, water
and an egg. Fillings are usually
simple stir-fries. Still, Chung
admitted, rolling, cutting, filling,
closing and boiling easily can
take an afternoon.
For Andrea Raizen, cantor
at Temple Shalom in Colorado
Springs, Colo., the labor-inten-
sive process has rendered home-
made kreplach a custom of the
past. Raizen associates kreplach,
full of ground beef sauteed with
onion, with her mother's prepa-
rations for Yom Kippur.
"Generation by generation,
we're losing that a -lot. My mon
still makes kreplach, but it's not
something that I had picked up
or done," Raizen said.
True, making dumplings is
a daylong event, but if you set
aside the time and structure it
as a bonding activity with fam-
ily and friends, you'll have filled
your time and your dough
wrappers wisely.

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Yield: 5 servings
DOUGH:
2 eggs
1/2 cup water
2 cups flour
Pinch of salt
BEEF FILLING:
1 pound extra-lean ground
beef
1 small onion, diced and
sauteed in oil
1 egg, beaten
1 tablespoon bread crumbs
Cook's notes: For a short-
cut, use won-ton wrappers.
Dumplings may be made in
advance. Before boiling, place on
lightly floured, wax paper-lined
cookie sheet and put in freezer
until frozen. Separate and put
into freezer bag until ready to
use. To cook, boil in water before
placing in soup.
Procedure:
For dough, beat eggs in
water and add slowly to flour
and salt. Knead and roll to form
a ball. Divide dough and roll out
mixture as thin as possible. Cut
into 2-inch squares.
For filling, combine remain-
ing ingredients. Refrigerate until
ready to use.
Bring large pot of water to
boil. Meanwhile, prepare dump-
lings: Put a small spoonful of
filling on each square. Fold over
and stick edges together. Crimp
edges with fork.
Cook in boiling water about
30 minutes.
Filling variations
Chicken: 2 cups cooked
minced chicken, 1 tablespoon
minced onion, 1 egg salt and
pepper to taste
Cheese: 2 cups dry cottage
cheese, 3 tablespoons matzo
meal or bread crumbs, 1 egg, 2
tablespoons minced onion, salt
and pepper
Source: Classic Jewish-Food
Recipes (http://jewish-food.org)

SZECHWAN SPICY
CHICKEN DUMPLINGS
Yield: 68 dumplings
DUMPLINGS:
1/2 pound boneless, skin-
less chicken breast, cut into 1-
inch cubes
2 egg whites
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon sugar
Salt to taste
1/4 teaspoon monosodium
glutamate (optional)
1 tablespoon dry sherry or
shao sing wine
s 3 tablespoons water
1 package won ton skins
SAUCE:
1 tablespoon finely chopped
garlic
1 tablespoon finely minced
Szechwan preserved vegetable
(see cook's notes)
1 scallion, green part includ-
ed, trimmed and finely chopped
1 tablespoon hot chile oil,
more or less to taste
1/4 tablespoon monosodi-
um glutamate (optional).
1/4 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon light soy
sauce
1 teaspoon red wine vin-
egar
GARNISH:
1 tablespoon chopped cilan-
tro leaves
Cook's notes: Sauce ingre-
dients are for one person, but
can be increased. Check Asian


markets for the Szechwan veg-
etables, or go to www.asiafoods.
com.
Procedure:
For dumplings, put chicken
cubes, egg whites, cornstarch,
sugar, salt, monosodium gluta-
mate, wine and water into con-
tainer of electric blender. Blend,
stirring down as necessary, to
make a fine paste. Remove to
mixing bowl.
Neatly stack won ton skins
on flat surface, a few at a time,
and use 2- to 2 1/2-inch bis-
cuit cutter to cut out rounds.
(Leftover bits of pastry can be
dried and used in soups.)
Spoon a teaspoon or so of
filling into center of each round,
fold round over to enclose fill-
ing, and seal edges completely,
using a little water and pressing
edges together to make a filled
crescent. Continue until all fill-
ing is used.
To make sauce, simply com-
bine all ingredients listed and
stir to blend.
To cook dumplings, bring
large pot of water to boil. Do not
add salt. When water is boiling
furiously, add dumplings and
1/2 cup cold water and cook
until dumplings are piping hot
inside; drain. Arrange cooked
dumplings on platter and sprin-
kle with minced coriander. Serve
hot, with sauce on side.
Source: 'The Chinese
Cookbook," by Craig Claiborne
and Virginia Lee

POTATO DUMPLINGS WITH
MEAT FILLING
Yield: 4-6 servings
DOUGH:
1 3/4 pounds raw potatoes,
peeled
3/4 pound potatoes, boiled
in their jackets the day before
1/2 cup hot milk
1 egg
About 2 tablespoons flour
Salt
2 tablespoons minced leek
(white and yellow parts, no
green)
FILLING:
1/2 pound uncooked brat-
wurst filling or mild Italian sau-
sage, or cooked beef of any kind,
minced or ground
1 medium onion, diced and
lightly sauteed in 1 teaspoon
lard.
Salt and freshly ground
black pepper
Procedure:
SFor dough, grate raw pota-
toes into bowl of cold water,
then remove to coarse linen bag
(or wrap in a dish towel) and
wring dry. Grate boiled pota-
toes, combine with raw ones,
then stir in hot milk. Mix in egg
and as much flour as it takes
to produce a workable dump-
ling dough; season with salt and
leek. Shape dough into round,
thick flat cakes by pressing it
against palm of one hand.
For filling, combine all
ingredients. Sometimes a roll
that has been soaked in water or
milk and pressed dry is added to
bind filling. Place a dab of filling
in center of one cake, then press
edges of cake together to sur-
round filling and form it into a
ball. Repeat for each dumpling.
25 Cook dumplings for about
25 minutes in simmering water.
Source: 'The Cuisines
of Germany," by Horst
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Don't feel guilty about using
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won ton wrappers are
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Asian-style dumplings
(Chinese New Year is
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specify store-bought
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bought biscuit dough to
wrap a filling.

Cook one dumpling first as a
trial. If the inside is "dry,"
you're good to go. If it's
too solid, add liquid (soup,
milk, water); it it tends to
fall apan, perhaps bind
with egg and/or flour.

According to "The Joy of
Cooking," you should drop
dumplings into simmering,
not boiling, water and
keep them at a simmer
throughout cooking.
"Otherwise, the dumplings
may become soggy or
even disintegrate."

Don't crowd the pot. Use
an oiled spoon in each
hand to pick up and drop
dough one for dipping
and one for scraping.

To keep dumplings from
becoming soft and sticky,
drain well, Ihen lightly
coal with melted butter or
oil. They can be stored in
a single layer, covered, in
the refrigerator for up to
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,Yield: 24 ravioli
DOUGH:
3 cups all-purpose flour
3 eggs, beaten
1 tablespoon oil
1 scant tablespoon salt
Water
FILLING:
3/4 pound ground beef
3/4 pound ricotta cheese
3 eggs, beaten
1 cup freshly grated
Parmesan cheese
Nutmeg
Salt and freshly ground,
black pepper, to taste
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SERVING:
6 quarts water
1 tablespoon salt
Tomato sauce, heated
Freshly grated Parmesan
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Procedure:
Place flour in bowl. Make
well in center and drop in eggs,
oil and salt. A little at a time, add
enough water to make a smooth
dough and knead on floured
board until smooth and elastic.
Invert large bowl over dough and
let rest 5 minutes.
In bowl, mix together filling
ingredients; set aside.
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edges with a fork to seal.) Repeat
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in large pot. Add ravioli and
cook until tender, 8-10 minutes;
drain.
Before serving, heat tomato
sauce, pour over ravioli, and
sprinkle with Parmesan.
Source: "Mama D's Old-
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VARENIKI
Yield: 5 servings
DOUGH:
2 eggs, beaten
2 tablespoons cold water
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
FILLING:
1/2 pound cottage cheese,
sieved
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg beaten
1 tablespoon melted butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
extract
1/4 cup raisins, chopped
TOPPING:
Sour cream
Procedure:
For dough, mix eggs with
water and combine flour with
salt. Blend together to make an
elastic dough. Form into 2- inch '
balls, then press thumb into i
center of each ball to form an 7
indentation. ,
2For filling, combine all
ingredients and mix well. If mix-
ture is thin, add a tablespoon
of flour to. make filling thick
enough to hold together.
Bring large pot of lightly,'
salted water to boil. Fill inden-
tations in dough balls with a 4
little filling and close ball on top 3
of each to form ovals. Simmer o
vareniki 10-12 minutes, until
they rise to surface; remove with,
slotted spoon and serve with
sour cream.
Filling variation
Cherry: Fill each vareniki 1T
with 2-3 pitted cherries which ,J
have been rolled in granulated G
sugar. ;, ,
Source: 'The Russian
Heritage Cookbook," by Lynn ..
Visson

POLISH PIEROGIES
Yield: 10 servings
DOUGH:
1 pint sour cream
5 cups flour
2 tablespoons melted but-
ter
2 whole eggs plus 1 egg
yolk
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons olive oil
FILLING:
1/2 pound ground beef i
Salt
Freshly ground black pep-,.
per
1/2 pound soft farmers
cheese
2 tablespoons minced shal- .
lots .
2-tablespoons minced garlic ,-q
1/2 cup chopped green *-
onion
1 egg
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4 tablespoons butter
GARNISH: "'-
1 tablespoon finely chopped
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1/2 cup sour cream
Procedure:
For dough, in large mixing
bowl, combine dough ingredi-
ents. Knead mixture nto a soft *'
dough. Halve dough, cover and ]
set aside for 10 minutes. On j
floured surface, roll each half of
dough into 1/4-inch-thick circle.
Cut dough using a 3-inch circle
cutter.,
For Filling, season beef with
salt and pepper. In a saute pan,
render.\ground beef for 3 min-
utes. Remove from pan and ,-
drain o6 a paper-lined plate. In
mixing bowl, combine beef with
remaining filling ingredients,
mixing well; Season with salt
and pepper.
1. Briinglarge. pot of water to
boil. Place *1 tablespoon filling in
center of each dough circle and
fold over. Press and seal into
half-moon' shapes. Use a little .
water to seal edges.
Cook pierogi in boiling water ^
for 8 minutes, or until they float. 2
Remove from water and drain. :
In a saute pan, melt 2 table-
spoons of butter. Sear pierogi,
in batches, for 2-3 minutes on ,'
eachW side, until golden brown.i:
Remove from pan and arrange ,(
on platter. Garnish with parsley
and senve with sour cream. ..,;,^--
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cotton our streets filled
with people, and the places
of business and amusement
opened and every inducement
held out to those who wish to
enter the field of competition
and struggle on for wealth.
"Again, and again, will
the latest news be sought for;
and again will the speculator
rub his hands, and laugh or
look sad, and put them in
his breech's pockets as his
anticipations again are real-
ized or blasted."
As the article reflects,
this was a time of burgeon-
ing commerce all along the
Chattahoochee, an excit-
ing era when fortunes were
made and lost. http://www.
cr.nps.gov/seac/benning-
book/chl3.htm
Perilous Journey
For all the benefits the
steamboats had to offer
the cotton industry it was
not without risks as well.
Steamboats had become
somewhat notorious for the
perils that lie in wait under-
neath the sometimes-murky
waters. A submerged tree,
+ree stump, sunken vessel, or
obstruction could rip open a
boats hull sending cargo and
passengers to their death,
or at the least stranded and
often wounded. There were
numbers of boats that had
their hull split open like a
can opener, others sank, and
some simply ran aground off
the sand bars and hangs in
the water stranded for days
at the time until either rising
water, or the aid of passers
by could help break them free
from their entanglement.
Their cargo often highly
flammable could ignite as
sparks from the steamboats
smokestacks could easily
catch the fibers on fire, which
would then quickly flame
out 'of control. Boilers could
explode, sinking boats and
killing passengers and crew.
Out of the 43 steamboats
cruising the river until 1853,
at least 20 were wrecked or
burned, resulting in loss of
lives and over a million dol-
lars in property.
Insurance Rates Rise
There were so many mis-
haps on the Chattahoochee,-
that insurance rates on
freight soared to as much as
twice the amount charged for
'Mississippi River cargo. More
than a few of the steamboat
accidents occurred on the
river as it wound through the
Fort Benning area.
From the earliest days


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of steamboat travel, there
was a concerted push to
improve passages just south
of Columbus. In 1839, for
example, the Columbus City
Council appropriated one
thousand dollars for channel
improvements at Woolfolk's
Bar and Uchee shoals in the
Fort Benning area.
Obstacles and low water
and fires and explosions
were only some of the seri-
ous problems for steamboats.
Rampaging floods could prove
hazardous as well. http://
www.cr.nps.gov/seac/ben-
ning-book/chl3.htm
As growth and economy
changed so did many laws.
With the risk associated to
travel by steamboat and pad-
dle wheel many laws were set
in place to protect it's passen-
gers and clients who used the
vessels. Few were changed
in favor of the owners of the
vessels themselves with the
exception of one.
Trial By Jury
Since the earliest years
of the state, the Supreme
Court of Florida has protect-
ed the right to jury trial. In
1848, three years after state-
hood, the Court confronted a
state law authorizing a judge
to order seizure and pub-
lic sale of vessels plying the
Apalachicola River system for
payment of the owners' debt.
The statute made no men-
tion of trial by jury and a
case inevitably arose in which
a judge without benefit of
a jury verdict ordered the
sale of a steamboat. Appealed
to the Supreme Court, the
case involved the sale of the
steamboat Magnolia because
of debts owed by the Flint
River Steam Boat Company.
In striking down this law,
Chief Justice Thomas Douglas
wrote "the right of trial by
jury has ever been cherished
and preserved by our Anglo
Saxon ancestors, and by the
Fathers of the revolution of
1776." http://www.flcourts.
org/gen public/jury/bin/
Flint%20Steamboat.pdf#.sear
ch='the%20steamboat%20Ap
alachicola'
Bad Press
As fast and furious as the
way in which the steamboats
and riverboats had begun, so
too would it come to an end.
As more concerns for the
safety and security of passage
and cargo became a major
concern due to the unfor-
tunate accidents the public
reaction to such became the
search for new ways of travel


and transporting their cargo.
The railroad was beginning
to make tracks in the form of
taking over the transporta-
tion industry. While there
was still need for shipment by
water and by normal means of
transit, the shipping industry
was becoming a slow boat to
china compared to what the
railroad was offering. Faster
delivery, less likelihood of
accident and loss of property
and life, were selling features
in favor of the railroad. The
only saving grace for a while
was the time it would take for
the railroad to 'complete lay-
ing tracks in the areas that
required it's services.
Regardless of how much
good press companies had
tired to publish paying for
elaborate advertisements and
announcing the newest most
efficient improved methods of
their company or most recent
addition to the shipping line,
their ads seemed to fall on
deaf ears as word of mouth
and public fear was far worse
than actual press.
Pre-Civil War Era
On the eve of the Civil
War, Apalachicola was the
sixth largest town in Florida
with 1,906 residents. The city
of Apalachicola grew rapid-
ly because of its location at
the mouth of the river. In
1860, the city's chamber of
commerce declared, "we do
more business than each and
every portion of the State put
together."
But while Apalachicola
received 80% of the cotton
produced in its river drain-
age in 1850 it had declined to
43% by the end of the decade.
In the South, the economy
was expanding with competi-
tion from Columbus, from the
railroad and new textile mills.
The economy of Apalachicola
and Franklin County was


not diversified. For example,
there were only 3 farmers in
the 1860 census and there
was no industrial economy at
all. The fishing industry had
great potential but there was
nothing but local export mar-
ket at the time.
Civil War Era
Florida's Civil War Militia
was established on February
14, 1861 and the Confederate
Congress's army on March
6, 1861. The Union had a
blockade on in the St. George
area. Despite the blockade
some vessels did enter and
leave without Union intercep-
tion. Governor Milton called
Apalachicola the first line
of defense for the interior of
the state and wanted more
Confederate troops/supplies
in 1862 since state troops
were to be dissolved by March
10, 1862. When the troops
left, many of the town's popu-
lation went into Georgia and
Alabama.
Post-Civil War (1865
1870)
After the Civil War,
Apalachicola was limited by
few and inadequate roads,
dwindling water transporta-
tion for commerce, and a total
lack of railroads. Some attrib-
uted the difficulties to an
unimproved port and a lack
of consistent channel depth.
But others believe a bigger
problem was the completion of
the Atlantic and Gulf Railroad
-to Bainbridge, Georgia. This
railroad connected the heart
of the Apalachicola Flint
- Chattahoochee River
basin directly to Savannah,
Georgia, diverting cotton that
would have been bound for
Apalachicola. http://www.
fnai.org/ARROW/Almanac/
history/history_franklin.cfm
The Chattahoochee, the
Flint and the Apalachicola
rivers played vital roles in the


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steamboat industry; it is the
sustaining waters themselves
that brought life to the com-
munities in which they sur-
round, both physically and
literally. The shipping indus-
try by river would be noth-
ing without the rivers them-
selves and they sustained life
through the abundance of
fresh water.
Apalachicola is well
known for it's pristine waters,
natural estuaries, and the
fragile eco system. Known
as the "Last Great Bay" it is
water which has controlled
the life and livelihood of the
community in which it sur-
rounds. As the mouth of
the river feeds into the bay
it is the river that helps give
Apalachicola the means to
support itself and nurture it's
surroundings.
While the rivers inter-
twine and flow into each other
much as the Apalachicola
River flows into the bay, it is
continuous proof that noth-
ing can sustain itself alone,
without help and working
together as a community one
depending upon the other
little can be achieved but
together working as one con-
tinuous extension of a whole,
each part plays a vital role in
helping maintain the other.
The residents give a commu-
nity life, and a community is
the life of the residents.


If you find yourself con-
nected to the past when you
are in Apalachicola it is most
likely with good reason, the
rich heritage and history sur-
rounding Apalachicola is as
abundant as the water itself.
From the old buildings, the
antique shops to the local fla-
vor of the stories being told by
the old timers or simply the
decor of the place, the ties to
water and nature are natural.
They are uninhibited and free
for all to feel they are a part
of. From researching the his-
tory to just imagining it and
picturing it in your mind, it is
not hard to do with the sur-
roundings. The importance
of those things are something
that no amount of money can
buy.
Although Apalachicola
may not be one of the largest
ports for the shipping industry
anymore, and the' steamboats
may not be underway with
tons of cotton or the latest
arrival from Europe. The port
remains, the history hangs in
the air as thick as the Spanish
moss on the magnificent oak
trees, the arrival or departure
of any journey through ones
imagination and freedom to
explore the realms of history
and make history of your own
is here between any one of
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by Roy Lee Carter
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January is a busy month
for transplanting, pruning,
and many other gardening
activities. Hopefully the tips
will offer some benefits for
your plans during the 2006
winter season.
Among the cold-hardy
annuals that could be planted
at this time, we would list
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Dianthus, Foxglove,
Larkspur, Ornamental
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successful, irrigate the plant
the day before so that soil
surrounding its roots holds
together at moving. Have the
new hole already prepared.
The shorter out of-ground
time, the better with just
30 minutes of air exposure,
and some root tips die. In
addition, realize that the
smaller the plant, the greater
the chance of survival at its
new location. Trying to move
trees that are taller than 6-
8 feet is tricky and survival
is low, unless special power
digging equipment is used,
such as a hydraulic tree
spade. One last tip it is
better to slide a plant onto a
tarp or board and pull it to its
new location that to try to lift
it. Lifting it puts unnecessary
stress on the roots as the wet
soil pulls down on them. It
also increases the amount of
soil that falls away from the
roots exposing them which is
a bad thing.
Note that studies suggest
it's not how much peat/
compost/manurethat's added
to the planting hole which
determines how rapidly a
plant recovers transplanting,
but how rapidly a plant
recovers transplanting, but
how loose the soil is made
in the area where new roots
must grow. There is a direct
relationship in establishment
time to how wide the planting
hole is than what's put in the
hole. The wider the hole (to
a point), the quicker plant
roots spread. Make it wider
by several times the diameter-
of the root ball. Don't make
it too deep.
A properly dug hole
should have a firm bottom
so the plant doesn't sink as
soil settles. Fertilize newly
set plants only after they
start growing in the spring..
Don't add nutrient fertilizer
to the hole at. planting time,
especially in the winter
months.
When transplanting
ornamental plants, the old


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rule-of-thumb was to remove
1/3 of the top in order to
give the plant time to grow
new roots without so many
leaves demanding they be
supplied with water. This
is no longer recommended.
Now we only remove broken
or dead branches and leave
all the leaves we can on a
newly moved plant. For
deciduous fruit trees there
is an exception to this rule.
Some fruit trees (peach,
nectarines, plums, pecan,
apples and pears) are still


somewhat severely pruned at
planting time but this is for
training purposes and not to
aid in the establishment of
the tree.
January and February
begins the period when we
prune most of our fruiting
plants. Bythe end of February
we should have pruned our
pears, apples, blueberries,
grapes and persimmons.
Peaches, nectarines and
plums are not pruned until
they actually start to flower.
Pruning them before that may


cause them to blossom too
soon and then be injured by
late cold. If it's a peach, plum
or nectarine, let the tree tell
you when to prune it. Each..,
fruiting plant has its own way.
to be pruned. It is important
to do research to determine
how best to shape and keep
a fruiting tree/bush/vine
pruned for maximum fruit
production and good health.
For more detailed tips on fall
gardening please call County
Extension Office @ 639-3200
or 229-2909.


Forgotten Gardening


By: Kay Kelley
A friend raised the
challenge of defining a
garden. We agreed that,
while sharing some elements,
gardens are so individual that
they defy definition. Garden.
is a noun, a verb, and an
adjective. The gardens of my
childhood were rectangular
affairs with long, straight
rows, where vegetables were
raised for the dinner table. A
flower garden was a big bed
of daffodils. Some gardens
don't contain plants at all.
I have claimed a
multitude of gardens, from
North Carolina to central
Florida. If I have ever tilled
the soil, planted flowers, or
dedicated myself to keeping
the space weed-free, a garden
becomes mine, for a while at
least, whether I own the land
or not.
My garden is not like
your garden. Any garden,
yours or mine, begins not
with the plants, but' with
the soil which dictates
what plants will thrive, and
what plants will eventually
be pulled up and thrown
away. My soil is sand.. Not
sandy, mind you, but deep,
granular sand. Broken bits
of pine straw from years
of mulching infiltrate this
sand several inches deep,
along with leaf litter from the
many overhanging oak trees.
The microorganisms in the


soil have been at work in
my garden far longer than I
have, and as a result of their
endless task of digesting plant
and animal residues, the soil
has, in some places, where
moisture from a coveted
irrigation system aids. their
work, actually attained an
appearance of soil, instead of
sand. I am not fooled. Neither
are the worms, which should
abound in a proper garden,
but forsake my ground for
the amended beds next
door. I blame this situation
on the former occupant,
who carefully raked up and
disposed of the oak leaves
year after year, leaving the
ground clean and sterile.
My garden is shady. I
value the oaks more than the
flowers that would replace
them, and so I make do with
foliage plants that are happy
with the. filtered light. A
single clump of Evergreen
Giant liriope, not a border or
a mass, but a single clump,
flourishes here. A vivid
magenta cordyine called 'Red
Sister' lives in a blue ceramic
pot smack dab in the middle
of that shady bed, lending
,a surprise of color amidst
the greenery. Seasonal color.
comes from the agapanthus,
which I prize more for its
elegant strap leaves than for
its funny blue flowers, and
more seasonal color comes
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The brilliant red flowers of the'.
firespike are complimented
by its large, glossy green---.
leaves, and brighten a shade
corner magnificently during.-
the cool days of fall and..
winter. My garden is home to-.:.
sago and coontie. both fronmL-.
the ancient family of cycads., '
House plants have settled into:
the garden as well. airplane'
plants and peace lilies and
the occasional bromehad,
planted there in an effort to
save them from my in-door'.
negligence.
My garden, what's..
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occasional salt-water bath.-'
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an invaluable lesson in what
tb plant on a barrier island.
Plants I thought would
make it didn't, and plants I
wouldn't have bet *on came'"
through without so much as--,
a wilted leaf.
A low bird bath sits'
among the foliage in my
garden, outfitted with a
fountain which drips fresh',,j
water into it every time the -
irrigation runs. The ground-y
birds love this fountain ..'-.
especially, and I have spied -
the occasional butterfly,', ;
perched there as well, sipping
from the shallow cup.' At'
the base of, the bird bath, a
miracle grows in 'the form of
a maidenhair fern. This little"
beauty thrived before the
hurricane, with its fine, black .
stems and delicate leaves. L,
relate ferns to deeply wooded,"
glades and rich, humus soil,",.
and the fact that this plant.
has been happy in my sand
garden is, to me, a miracle. It
disappeared for many months
after its salt-water drenching,
but has grown back enough
no to encourage me. '
My garden is a work in
progress, which"is probably
the definition of anyone 's
garden. Life there begins with
the microorganisms invisible
to my eye, and is endless. It
supports plants and birds
and salamanders, and doesn't
even mind an occasional visit-"'
from the dog. Instead of,
raking the leaves out, now,.I
rake them in, and cover them
with more pine straw so they
"won't blow away. Someday,
I am confident, I will turn
over a: shovel of sand to fit
in another plant and find a
worm in my garden. I live for.
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The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, January 12, 2006 118


PUBLIC NOTICE
Storage Units
Unit# 47/72 Sherrie Hancock
Unit# 84 Darin Blackwell
Unit# 95 Vetta Loveless
located at 1249 Hwy 22 Mini
Storage Wewahitchka, Florida
will be opened and contents to
be sold or removed on January
21, 2006 if storage rent is not
paid.
Publish January 12 & 19,
2006
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, IN
AND FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA
IN RE: The estate of
Case No.:05-89 PR
LAURA LYNN BARINEAU,
IN PROBATE
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING
CLAIMS OR DEMANDS
AGAINST THE ABOVE
ESTATE:
The administration of the
estate of Laura Lynn Barineau,
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA


deceased, File Number 05-89
PR, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Gulf County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address
of which is Gulf County
Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456. The names and
addresses of the personal rep-
resentative and that personal
representative's attorney are
set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS
ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons hav-
ing claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is served
within three months after
the date of the first publica-
tion of this notice must file
their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the


decedent and persons having
claims or demands against the
estate of the decedent must file
their claims with this Court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND
DEMANDS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publi-
cation of this Notice is January
12, 2006.
PAUL W. GROOM II RISH,
GIBSON, SCHOLZ & GROOM,
P.A.
116 Sailors Cove Dr.
P. 0. Box 39
Port St. Joe, Florida 32457
(850) 229-8211.
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL
REPRESENTATIVE
FL BAR NO. 0037915
James H. Felps
85115 Hwy. 450
Franklinton, LA 70438
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
Publish January 12 & 19,


NOTICE OF PUBLIC
HEARING
The City of Wewahitchka
Board of Commissioners will
hold a PUBLIC HEARING
AND FINAL READING OF
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-1019L
on Monday, January 23, 2006
at 6:45 P.M. central time to
consider adoption of an ordi-
nance with the following title:
AN ORDINANCE OFTHEBOARD
OFTHE CITY COMMISSIONERS
OF WEWAHITCHKA, FLORIDA
AMENDING THE ADOPTED
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF
WEWAHITCHKA, FLORIDA,
DATED JUNE 12, 1990, AS
AMENDED, WHICH CONTROLS
FUTURE LAND-USE, GUIDES
PUBLIC FACILITIES, AND
PROTECTS NATURAL
RESOURCES PURSUANT TO
THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT
COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING
AND LAND DEVELOPMENT
REGULATION ACT (CHAPTER
163, PART II, FLORIDA
STATUTES); PROVIDING


FOR REVISIONS TO THE
FUTURE LAND USE MAP,
PROVIDING FOR A COPY
ON FILE, PROVIDING
FOR SEVERABILITY;
AND PROVIDING FOR AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.
Ordinance 2005-1019L in
its entirety may be inspected at
the office of the Wewahitchka
City Clerk during' business
hours, 8 A.M. 4 P.M. central
time, Mon-Fri.
Gwendolyn T. Exley
City Clerk
Publish January 12 & 19,
2006

NOTICE OF PUBLIC
HEARING
The City of Wewahitchka
Board of Commissioners will
hold a PUBLIC HEARING
AND FINAL READING OF
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-1020L
on Monday, January 23, 2006
at 6:45 P.M. central time to
consider adoption of an ordi-
nance with the following title:
AN ORDINANCE GOVERNING
THE SUBDIVISION OF LAND IN


THE CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA,
FLORIDA, PROVIDING FOR
THE PURPOSES, INTENT,
DEFINITIONS, METHODS
OF PLAT APPROVAL AND
REQUIREMENTS THEREFORE
PROVIDING THE SIZE
LOTS, STREETS, AND
ALLEYS; PROVIDING FOR
VARIANCES; PROVIDING
FOR THE ENFORCEMENT OF
THE PROVISIONS OF SAID
ORDINANCE; PROVIDING FOR
AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Ordinance 2005-1020L in
its entirety may be inspected at
the office of the Wewahitchka
City Clerk during business
hours, 8 A.M. 4 P.M. central
time, Mon-Fri.
Gwendolyn T. Exley
City Clerk
Publish January 12 & 19,
2006
PUBLIC NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that
a meeting of The Northwest
Florida Transportation Corridor
Authority will be held on
Thursday, January 19, 2006


at 10:00 a.m. at the Gulf Power
Corporate Office, One Energy
Place, Pensacola, Florida, sec-
ond floor auditorium. Any per-
son requiring special accom-
modations to participate in
this meeting is asked to advise
the Corridor Authority at least
48 hours before the meeting
by contacting JoAnn Hofstad
at 850-833-9328 or joann.
hofstad @myfloridahouse.gov.
Publish January 12, 2006
NOTICE TO RECEIVE BIDS
The Gulf County School Board
is accepting bids for one dish-
washer:
1 eaDISHWASHER, CONVEYOR
TYPE
Champion Model No. 44 DR
E-Series Dishwasher, rack
conveyor type, high temp.,
44" single tank
208 racks/hr. Auto-fill, dual
rinse, common utility con-
nections, enclosure panels
(front & sides unload), s/s
constriction, (2) dish racks
(peg) & (1) flat rack (open)
1 Year limited warranty, std


1 Please specify direction of
operation, left to right or
right to left
1 Electric tank hear w/thermo-
stat & low-water cutoff, std.
1 120/208v/60/3, 52 amps
(120v circuit for control)
1 Booster Heater, electric, 40
degree Fahrenheit rise, s/s
1 208v/60/3
1 stainless steel vent cowl w/7"
stack & locking dampers
(set)
Price includes freight charges
to Gulf County School Board
Facility.
Contact Greg Layfield for fur-
ther information (850) 229-
5369.
All bids must be submitted to
the Gulf County School Board,
attention Greg Layfield, 150
Middle School Road, Port St.
Joe, FL 32456.
Publish January 12 & January
19, 2006


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SEPTEMBER 15, 2005
SPECIAL MEETING
The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners met
this date in special session
with the following members
present: Chairman Carmen L.
McLemore, Vice Chairman Bill
Williams, and Commissioners
Billy E. Traylor, Nathan Peters,
Jr., and Jerry W. Barnes.
Others present were: Coun-
ty Attorney Timothy McFarland,
Clerk Executive Administrator
Towan Kopinsky, Deputy Clerk
Kari Summers, Chief Admin-
istrator Don Butler, Assistant
Building Official Lee Collin-
sworth, Planner David Rich-
ardson, Public Works Director
Gerald Shearer, Solid Waste Di-
rector Joe Danford, Sheriffs Of-
fice Deputy Buddy Cumbie, and
Sheriff Dalton Upchurch.
Chairman McLemore called
the meeting to order at 4:30
p.m., E.D.T.
SPECIAL PROJECTS
Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Barnes, second by Com-
missioner Peters, and unani-
mous vote, the Board approved
the following Special Projects
Payment:
Dist. 5 Port St. Joe Base-
ball Field $500.00
(End)
AWARD BID #f0405-27 -
H.V.F.D. EQUIPMENT
Commissioner Williams rec-
ommended that Bid #0405-27,
for five (5) MSA Breathing Appa-.
ratuses for the Highland View
Fire Department, be awarded
to Sunbelt Fire. Commissioner
Traylor motioned to accept this
_recommendation. Commission-
er Peters seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
ANNEXATION
Commissioner Williams
discussed the annexation of
the second phase of Windmark
Beach by the City of Port St. Joe
and the draft agreement that
was submitted to the Board. He
then discussed each item of the
agreement, as follows:
1. City agrees to provide sewer
service to developed areas
of. White City and High-
land View within one year,,
pending permitting. Tap fee
not to exceed $500.00 for
existing households, must
sign up within 90 days, and
have tap fee paid within 180
days. Mandatory hook-up
when tank fails, or at new
construction. New develop-
ers shall pay $4000.00 per
tap, existing, non- improved
lots shall be at current City
rate. All fees shall be borne
by the developers/users.
Upon motion by Commissioner.
Williams, second by Commis-
sioner Traylor, and unanimous
vote, the Board approved Item
#1.:
2. City agrees to not change


the elements of the exist-
ing DRI agreement of Wind-
mark. This area will not be
re-classified from existing
status.
Upon motion by Commissioner
Williams, second by Commis-
sioner Traylor, and unanimous
vote, the Board approved Item
#2.
3. Future annexed areas will
retain county land use
classification until D.C.A.
agrees to the proposed
change by the City.
Upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second by Commis-
sioner Barnes, and unanimous
vote, the Board approved Item
#3.
4.' City and County agree to
plan the use of potential
annexed areas of close
proximity to existing de-
veloped areas via work-
shops between the City and
County, and future annexa-
tions in the Highland View
or White City area must be
by referendum.
Upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second by Commis-
sioner Williams, and unani-
mous v6te, the Board approved
Item #4.
5. City agrees to extend the
appropriate size sewer
trunk line to the Gulf/Bay
SCounty line to accommo-
date maximum build-out
of existing subdivisions.
City agrees to a phased
approach for provision of
sewer to the beaches, utiliz-
ing grants, developers, and
debt service. County and
City will actively pursue
grants/appropriations to
offset infrastructure costs
to the users.
Upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second by Commis-
sioner Williams, and unani-
mous vote, the Board approved
Item #5.
6. City agrees to furnish wa-
ter service to Overatreet
area within one year. City
agrees to limit tap/impact
fees for existing residences
at $500.00 for a 90-day
period, with 180 days to
pay. County will contribute
C.D.B.G. grant to the proj-
ect. City will own the water
system.
Upon motion by Commissioner
Peters, second by'Commission-
er Barnes, and unanimous vote,
the Board approved Item #6.
7. City agrees to match Coun-
ty Commission contribution
towards Complex up to a
maximum of $600,000.00.
on the' approximately 75
acres given by the St. Joe
Company, by 2007.
Upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second by Commis-
sioner Peters, and unanimous
vote, the Board approved Item
#7.


8. City agrees to pay to the St.
Joe Fire control district an
amount equal to one-half
mill levy on all Windmark
annexed areas for a period
of five years or until the
City shall build and man
a fire department at Wind-
mark. Within this 5-year
period, the City shall build
and man a full time fire sta-
tion in Windmark.
Upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second by Commis-
sioner Barnes, and unanimous
vote, the Board approved Item
#8.
9 City agrees to pledge its
cent sales tax for the hospi-
tal. The County will
include the City in the
M.O.U. between the inter-
ested parties.
Upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second by Commis-
sioner, Williams, and unani-
mous vote, the Board approved
Item #9.
10. City commits to provide
$350,000.00 for the Hon-
eyville Community Cen-
ter/Storm Shelter, within 6,
months.
Upon motion by Commissioner
Peters, second by Commission-
er Traylor, and unanimous vote,
the Board approved Item #10.
11. City agrees to match the
County with maximum
$20,000.00 annual contri-
butions to both the Cham-
ber of Commerce and the
Gulf County E.D.C.
Upon motion by Commissioner
Williams, second by Commis-
sioner Barnes, and unanimous
vote, the Board approved Item
#11.
12. City agrees to waive water
and sewer tap/impact fees
for future designated af-
fordable housing areas un-
til sales transaction date.
Upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second by Commis-
sioner Williams, and unani-
mous vote, the Board approved
Item #12. '
13. City agrees to fund an
emergency services unit
for water rescue Windmark
coastal areas annually.
Upon motion by Commissioner
Williams, second by Commis-
sioner Traylor, and unanimous
vote, the Board approved Item
#13.
14. All County roads in newly
annexed areas shall remain
County roads unless the
County agrees to relinquish
control of the Road(s).
Upon motion by Commissioner
Williams, second by Commis-
sioner Barnes, and unanimous
vote, the Board approved Item
#14.
15. City agrees to as-
sume the ownership of all
County water systems in-
cluding the debt, with the
stipulation that non-City


resident's rates shall be
the same as City Resident's
rates.
Upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second by Commis-
sioner Williams, and unani-
mous vote, the Board approved
Item #15.
This agreement shall be
based upon the County not op-
posing the City of Port St. Joe
voluntary annexation of the
Windmark DRI area. This agree-
ment shall be codified with a
binding interlocal agreement
between the City and County.
Penalties for not cohering with
this agreement shall be ad-
dressed in the interlocal agree-
ment.
Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Williams, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and
unanimous vote, the Board
agreed to submit the above
agreement to the City of Port St.
Joe, as amended.
There being no further
business, the meeting did then
adjourn at 5:10 p.m., E.D.T.
CARMEN L. McLEMORE
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK

PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
SEPTEMBER 20, 2005
FINAL BUDGET PUBLIC
HEARING
The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners met
this date in special budget ses-
sion with the following members
present: Chairman Carmen L.
McLemore, Vice Chairman Bill
Williams, and Commissioners
Billy E. Traylor, and Nathan Pe-
ters, Jr. W. Barnes was absent due to
his wife having surgery>.
Others present were: Coun-
ty Attorney Timothy McFarland,
Clerk Becky Norris, Clerk Ex-
ecutive Administrator Towan
Kopinsky, Clerk Finance Officer
Carla Hand, Chief Administra-
tor Don Butler, Administrator
Staff Assistant Lynn Stephens,
Building Official Brad Bailey,
Assistant Building Official Lee
Collinsworth, Chamber of Com-
merce Director Sandra Chafin,
E.D.C. Director Alan McNair,
Emergency Management Sec-
retary Stephanie Richardson,
Maintenance Superintendent
Steve Mork, Planner David
Richardson, Public. Works Di-
rector Gerald Shearer, Road
Department Superintendent
Bobby Knee, Solid Waste Direc-
tor Joe Danford, Veterans' Ser-
vice Officers Bo Williams and.
James Kennedy, Sheriff Dalton
Upchurch, Sheriffs Office Major
Joe Nugent, and Sheriffs Office
Captain Bobby Plair.
Chairman McLemorecalled
the meeting to order at 5:02
p.m., E.D.T.


2005-06 PROPOSED BUDGET
Upon inquiry by Chairman
McLemore, Clerk Norris report-
ed the following:
1. The tentative
County-wide millage rate is
5.0952 (5.5218 aggregate), and
each dependent fire district is
at .5000, which is a 25.95%
increase over the 2004-2005
Aggregate Rolled-Back Rate of
4.3842.
2. The reasons for the
proposed increase in the budget
are: Increased cash to be car-
ried forward, overall increases
in departmental budgets than
last year, overall increases in
departmental and elected of-
ficial budgets, increase in em-
ployment related insurance
premiums, and an increase in
outgoing funds to assist other
entities.
RESOLUTION EMERGENCY
MANAGEMENT / F.E.M.A.
Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Peters, second by Com-
missioner Williams, and unani-
mous (4-0) vote, the Board
adopted the following resolution
allowing Emergency Manage-
ment to carry forward F.E.M.A.
funds for equipment:
RESOLUTION NO. 2005-20
WHEREAS, the Gulf Coun-
ty Board ,of County Commis-
sioners anticipates carrying
forward additional cash for the
2005-2006 fiscal year that was
not included in the tentative
budget; and
WHEREAS, said cash carry
forward is needed to help pay
certain expenditures to be in-
curred in the 2005-2006 fiscal
year;


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2006 tentative budget be in- Cash:
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EXPENDITURES:
Federal Emergency Manage-
ment Assistance:
21725-64001 Equipment >
$5,000.00
$ 44,990.00

THIS RESOLUTION AD-
OPTED by the Gulf County_
Board of County Commission-
ers this 20th day of September,
2005.
RESOLUTION PUBLIC
WORKS / HEALTH
DEPARTMENT
Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Williams, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and
unanimous (4-0) vote, the Board
adopted the following resolution
allowing Public Works and the
Health Department to carry for-
ward funds for equipment:
RESOLUTION NO. 2005-21
WHEREAS, the Gulf Coun-
ty Board of County Commis-
sioners anticipates carrying
forward additional cash for the
2005-2006 fiscal year that was
not included in the tentative
budget; and
WHEREAS, said cash carry
forward is needed to help pay
certain expenditures to be in-
curred in the 2005-2006 fiscal
year;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT
RESOLVED as follows:
1. That the 2005-
2006 tentative budget be in-
creased as follows:
GENERAL FUND
REVENUES:
Balance Brought Forward/
Cash:
00198-99000 Balance Brought
Forward: Cash
$164,950.00

EXPENDITURES:
Gulf County Public Works:
42834-64001 Equipment >
$5,000.00
$ 64,950.00
County Health Department:
42562-64001 Equipment >
$5,000.00
$100,000.00
THIS RESOLUTION AD-


OPTED by the Gulf County
Board of County Commission-
ers this 20th day of September,
2005.
RESOLUTION BEACHES /
HIGHLAND VIEW FIRE DE-
PARTMENTS
Upon motion by Commissioner
Williams, second by Commis-
sioner Travlor, and unanimous
(4-0) vote, the Board adopted,
the following resolution allow-
ing the Beaches Fire Depart-
ment (800 mhz Radio) and
Highland View Fire Department
(MSA Breathing Apparatuses
and partial loan payment) to
carry funds forward:
RESOLUTION NO. 2005-22
WHEREAS, the Gulf Coun-
ty Board of County Commis-
sioners anticipates carrying
forward additional cash for the
2005-2006 fiscal year that was
not included in the tentative
budget; and -
WHEREAS, said cash carry
forward is needed to help pay
certain expenditures to be in-
curred in the 2005-2006 fiscal
year;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT
RESOLVED as follows:
1. That the 2005-
2006 tentative budget be in-
creased as follows:
ST. JOE FIRE CONTROL
DISTRICT FUND
REVENUES:
Balance Brought Forward/
Cash:
10698-99000 Balance Brought
Forward: Cash
$ 47,000.00
EXPENDITURES:
Beaches Fire Department:
32122-64001 Equipment >
$5,000.00
$ 14,000.00
Highland View Fire Depart-
ment:
32222-64001 Equipment >
$5,000.00
$. 18,000.00
32222-70000 Debt Service '
$ 15,000.00
THIS RESOLUTION AD-
OPTED by the Gulf County


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2005.
RESOLUTION DALKEITH
FIRE DEPARTMENT
Upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second by Commission-
er Williams, and unanimous (4-
0) vote, the Board adopted the
following resolution allowing
the Dalkeith Fire Department to
carry forward funds for equip-
ment:
RESOLUTION NO. 2005-23
WHEREAS, the Gulf Coun-
ty Board of County Commis-
sioners anticipates carrying
forward additional cash for the
2005-2006 fiscal year that was
not included in the tentative
budget; and
WHEREAS, said cash carry
forward is needed to help pay
certain expenditures to be in-
curred in the 2005-2006 fiscal
year;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT
RESOLVED as follows:
1. That the 2005-
2006 tentative budget be in-
creased as follows:
TUPELO FIRE CONTROL
DISTRICT FUND
REVENUES:
Balance Brought Forward/
Cash:
10798-99000 Balance Brought
Forward: Cash
$ 1,830.00
EXPENDITURES:
Dalkeith Fire Department:
31922-64000 Equipment
$ 1,830.00

THIS RESOLUTION AD-
OPTED by the Gulf County
Board of County Commission-
ers this 20th day of September,
2005.
(End)
RESOLUTION D.R.I./
E.A.R.
Upon motion by Com-
missioner Traylor, .second by
Commissioner Williams, and
unanimous (4-0) vote, the
Board adopted the following
resolution allowing funds for
the Windmark D.R.I. to be car-
ried forward:
RESOLUTION NO. 2005-
24
WHEREAS, the Gulf Coun-
ty Board of County Commis-
sioners anticipates carrying
forward additional cash for the
2005-2006 fiscal year that was
not included in the tentative
budget; and
WHEREAS, said cash carry
forward is needed to help pay
certain expenditures to be in-
curred in the 2005-2006 fiscal
year;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT
RESOLVED as follows:
1. That the 2005-
2006 tentative budget be in-
creased as follows:
D.R.I./E.A.R. FUND
REVENUES:
Balance Brought Forward/
Cash:
11898-99000 Balance Brought
Forward: Cash

$360,000.00
EXPENDITURES:
County Development -' Fire
'Control:
27122-64001 Equipment >
$5,000.00
$ 15,000.00
County Development Ambu-
lance & Rescue Services:


27126-64001 Equipment >
$5,000.00
,$ 75,000.00
County Development Parks &
Recreation:
27172-62000 Buildings
$250,000.00
27172-63000 Improvements
Other Than Buildings
$ 20,000.00
THIS RESOLUTION AD-
OPTED by the Gulf County
Board of County Commission-
ers this 20th day of September,
2005.
(End)
RESOLUTION ROAD
DEPARTMENT
Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Traylor, second by Com-
missioner Williams, and unani-
mous (4-0) vote, the Board
adopted the following resolution
allowing the Road Department
to carry forward funds for a lo-
boy trailer:
RESOLUTION NO. 2005-25
WHEREAS, the Gulf Coun-
ty Board of County Commis-
sioners anticipates carrying
forward additional cash for the
2005-2006 fiscal year that was
not included in the tentative
budget; and
WHEREAS, said cash carry
forward is needed to help pay
certain expenditures to be in-
curred in the 2005-2006 fiscal
year;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT
RESOLVED as follows:
1. That the 2005-
2006 tentative budget be in-
creased as follows:
COUNTY ROAD & BRIDGE
FUND
REVENUES:
Balance Brought Forward/
Cash:
10198-99000 Balance Brought
Forward: Cash
$ 24,900.00

EXPENDITURES:
County Road &5 Bridge:
41041-64001 Equipment >
$5,000.00
$ 24,900.00

THIS RESOLUTION AD-
OPTED by the Gulf County
Board of County Commission-
ers this 20th day of September,
2005.
(End)
PUBLIC COMMENT
Upon call for public com-
ment, the following individual
appeared before the Board to
discuss the proposed 2005-06
budget: .
Eugene Raffield, of Raffield
Fisheries, discussed a meeting
he attended with Property Ap-
praiser Colbert, Commissioner
Williams, and Speaker of the
House Bense regarding a bill to
be introduced to place a 3% ad
valorem cap on businesses. He
also requested that the Board
reduce their budget 'to a 10-
12% overall increase.
Commissioner Traylor dis-
cussed increases in County ex-
penses (fuel, materials, salaries,
insurance, etc.), and presented
.a list of the vehicles currently
in use by the County (many are
several years old with very high
mileage).
NEW EMPLOYEES
Commissioner Williams dis-
cussed and motioned to place
a freeze on the funds for new
Board employees (14 positions)


by transferring the funds to Re-
serves. Commissioner Peters
seconded the motion and, after
further discussion it passed 3
to 1, with Commissioner Tray-
lor voting no.
COUNTY-WIDE VOTING
LITIGATION FUNDS
Commissioner Williams
discussed the Board's decision
not to pursue County-Wide
Voting and motioned to leave
$100,000.00 in BCC: Profes-
sional Services for a depart-
ment/employee analysis and
to hire a Chief Financial Of-
ficer, and to reduce BCC: Pro-
fessional Litigation Services by
$50,000.00. The motion died
for lack of a second.
Commissioner Peters then
motioned to utilize $115,000.00
of the funds for District 4 Mos-
quito Control and Work Crew,
and to transfer the additional
$35,000.00 to Reserves. Com-
missioner Traylor seconded the
motion, and it passed 3 to 1,
with Commissioner Williams
voting no.
COUNTY DEVELOPMENT
E.D.C.
Commissioner Williams mo-
tioned to transfer $20,000.00
from County Development:
E.D.C. to Reserves, with the
funds to be released after a plan
is developed. The motion died
for lack of a second.
COUNTY EMPLOYEE,
INSURANCE / SHERIFF'S
OFFICE
Commissioner Peters mo-
tioned to pay a maximum of
90% of employees insurance
coverage, and to reduce the
Sheriffs budget by $50,000.00.
The motion died for lack of a
second.
SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS
/ OFFICE RENOVATION
Upon discussion by Chief
Administrator Butler, Com-
missioner Traylor motioned to
utilize the $35,000.00 that was
just transferred to Reserves
for renovation of and ongo-
ing expenses at the old Health
Department building for the
Supervisor of Elections. Com-
missioner Peters second the
motion, and it passed unani-
mously (4-0).
DEPARTMENTAL/EMPLOYEE
ANALYSIS
Commissioner Williams
discussed the need for a Coun-
ty-Wide Departmental Analy-
sis, and motioned to utilize
$40,000.00 of the $115,000.00
budgeted for the District.4 Mos-
quito Control and Work Crew


frh aa ss o ii Wa ,


for this analysis. Commission-
er Peters seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously
(4-0).
PUBLIC COMMENT
Raymond Wood, of High-
land View, requested that the
Board use their Special Projects
Funds ($60,000.00) to hire a
Chief Financial Officer.
COUNTY-WIDE MILLAGE
RATE
Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Traylor, second by Com-
missioner Peters, and unani-
mous (4-0) vote, the Board ad-
opted the following resolution
setting the County-Wide Millage
Rate for 2005-06:
RESOLUTION ADOPTING
MILLAGE LEVY
2005-26
WHEREAS, the Board of
County Commissioners of Gulf
County, Florida on this date
intends to adopt a Resolution
setting forth the budget for the
fiscal year 2005-2006; and
WHEREAS, for proper
funding of said budget, it is
necessary to levy an ad valorem
tax upon the taxable property
within the County;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT
RESOLVED as follows:
1. That the Board of
County Commissioners of Gulf
County, Florida does hereby
adopt a millage rate of 5.0952
mills to be levied County-Wide
upon the taxable property with-
in Gulf County, Florida, to be
levied against the 2005 prop-
erty rolls.
2. That the Current
Year Aggregate Millage Rate of
5.5218 mills is a 25.95 percent
increase over the Current Year
Aggregate Rolled-Back Rate of
4.3842.
2. That copies of this
Resolution be spread upon the
public records of .Gulf County,
Florida.
THIS RESOLUTION AD-
OPTED this the 20th day of
September, 2005 by 4 Com-
missioners voting "yes" and 0
Commissioners voting "no".
(End)
COUNTY-WIDE BUDGET
Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Traylor, second by Com-
missioner Peters, and unani-
mous (4-0) vote, the Board
adopted the following resolu-
tion approving the County-Wide
Budget for 2005-06:
RESOLUTION ADOPTING
BUDGET
2005-27


WHEREAS, the Board ol
County Commissioners of Gulf
County, Florida, after due con-
sideration for the needs of the
people of said Countv, has as-
certained the amount of funds
required for a budget for the
2005-2006 fiscal vear; and
WHEREAS, the Board of
County Commissioners has
given due notice as required by
law, and held public hearings
allowing all citizens a chance to
be heard;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT
RESOLVED as follows:
1. That the Board of
County Commissioners of Gulf
County, Florida does hereby
adopt the budget as contained
in Exhibit "A" attached hereto
as the official budget for the fis-
cal year 2005-2006.
2. That copies of this
Resolution containing said bud-
get be spread upon the public
records of Gulf County, Florida.
THIS RESOLUTION AD-
OPTED this the 20th day of
September, 2005 by 4 Com-
missioners voting "yes" and 0
Commissioners voting "no".
(End)
SPECIAL FIRE DISTRICTS
MILLAGE RATES
Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Peters, second by Com-
missioner Traylor, and unani-
mous (4-0) vote, the Board
adopted the following resolution
approving the Dependent Spe-
cial Fire District Millage Rates
for 2005-06:
RESOLUTION ADOPTING
VILLAGE LEVY
2005-28
WHEREAS, the Board of
County Commissioners of Gulf
County, Florida on this date
intends to adopt a Resolution
setting forth the budgets for
the Dependent Special .Fire Dis-
tricts for the fiscal year 2005-
2006;and
WHEREAS, for the proper
funding of said budgets, it is
necessary to levy an ad valorem
tax upon the taxable property
within the County;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT
RESOLVED as follows:
1. That the Board of
County Commissioners of Gulf
County, Florida does hereby
adopt the following millage
rates for the Dependent Special
Fire Districts:
.5000 for the St. Joseph
Fire Control District
.5000 for the Tupelo Fire
Control District


.0UUU00 for the Ouerstreet
Fn-ire Control District
.5000 for the Howard Creek
Fire Control District
2. That copies of this
Resolution be spread upon the
public records of Gulf County,
Florida.
THIS RESOLUTION AD-
OPTED this the 20th day of
September, 2005, by 4 Com-
missioners voting "yes" and 0
Commissioners voting "no".

(End)

SPECIAL FIRE DISTRICTS
BUDGETS
Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Peters, second by Com-
missioner Williams, and unani-
mous (4-0) vote, the Board
adopted the following resolu-
tion approving the Depende nt
Special Fire District Budgets to?
2005-06: .i&V
RESOLUTION ADOPTING.
BUDGETS .
2005-29 -
WHEREAS, the Board .o o
County Commissioners of Gul"
County, Florida, after due conriT
sideration for the needs of the
people of said County, has as-
certained the amount of funttl Sl
required for a budget for te^A
2005-2006 fiscal year; and -
WHEREAS, the Board 101i3
County Commissioners has
given due notice as required
by law, and has held publit5fi
hearings allowing all citizens a
chance to be heard;
NOW, THEREFORE, BEIV"
RESOLVED as follows: ... ., ,
1. The Board'of Count-"
ty Commissioners of Gulf CotiW f
ty, Florida, does r-.- b -l [:.
the budgets as .. '-,r :
Exhibit "A" attached hereto6 AS
the official budgets for ii0. c_'.,
pendent Special Fire 1i ,r. i
for the fiscal year 2005-2006.) I(,
2. That copies of this,
Resolution containing said bud-
gets be spread t'i I.c--* :.,ja,
recordsnof Grf'.: r. Fl..d
THIS RESOLUTION A&"'
OPTED this the 20th day ,;elb
September, 2005, by 4 Corn-
missioners voting "yes" and' 0
Commissioners voting."no". ;'W
(End) ,,
There being no further"
business, the meeting did thAiPe
adjournmat 5:55 p.m., E.D.T. '
CARMEN L. McLEMORE
CHAIRMAN :. i'ft
ATTEST: ri
REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK .. (
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Susie Vanderlip doesn't
condemn kids who come to
visit with her after they see
her "Legacy of Hope" pre-
sentation. Neither does she
condone the harmful things
they may be doing.
It's a fine line, but she's
learned to walk it well over
the 14 years she has traveled
around the country listening
and talking to thousands of
teens.
Kids open up to
Vanderlip because they
can relate to the characters
she portrays a theatri-
cal parade. of eight personas
based on people she has met
over the years. Among them:
Julio, who joined a gang at
14 and didn't expect to live
past 18; Jenn, a 14-year-old
party girl who mixes alcohol,
drugs and sex; Christalisa,
a 16-year-old soccer player
who cuts herself to deal with
,her parents' divorce and her
father's departure.
-A petite woman with
thick, shoulder-length brown
hair, Vanderlip brings each
character to life in short seg-
ments during her presenta-
tion, quickly changing her
outer clothing, mannerisms
and speech from one to the
other.
The emotions she
expresses through these
characters allow her to con-
nect with kids in ways their
parents and other adults in
their lives often can't.
"'Teens are really into
feelings," Vanderlip says.
"The most important thing I
give to kids is I respect their
feelings."
Vanderlip. has written, a
book to share with adults
what she's learned about
communicating with teens,
"52 Ways to; Protect Your
Teen: Guiding Teens to Good
Choices and Success."
Unconditional support is
the key, she says.
That means you don't
nag, scold, complain or lose
Your temper.
Instead, she encourages
parents to listen to their kids,
and to honestly express their
fears about the choices their
children may be making. Use
stories to illustrate the con-
sequences of bad choices,
she says. Ask their opinions.
She tries to give insight
into teens' emotions and how
-they might affect behavior.
She likes short chapters
and different approaches for
broaching touchy subjects.
One chapter deals with
that most annoying of teen
responses. "Whatever."
"I'm not talking as a psy-
chologist,'" she admits. "Tm
not talking from an academic


point of view. I'm talking as
a teen through an adult's
mind. I'm saying what teen-
agers have taught me."
Megan McIntosh saw
Vanderlip's "Legacy of Hope"
program five years ago when
she was 14 and attending
an alternative high school in
her hometown of Fort Myers,
Fla.
McIntosh was suicidal
and preparing to enter a hos-
pital for observation on the
day Vanderlip came to her
school. Her guidance coun-
selor thought it might help
McIntosh to see the "Legacy
of Hope" presentation before
being escorted to the hos-
pital.
Her counselor was right.
McIntosh was as enthralled
as the other teens who
crowded -around Vanderlip
after her presentation to
speak to her.
'What she said was so
true. }Even after she came
out of character, you didn't
think of her as an adult. You
kind of think of her as an
equal."
McIntosh grabbed a
pamphlet. As soon as she,
was released from the hospi-
tal, she e-mailed Vanderlip,
sharing how she injured her-
self by cutting, and describ-
ing her family problems.
The youngest of seven
children, McIntosh says her
parents '"were just so burned
out and out of it by the time it
got to me." Her abusive father
left when McIntosh was 15.
Her mother was physically
burdened by childhood polio
that left her in a wheelchair.
McIntosh describes her-
self as-the kid who felt out
of place and always sat in
the back. of the class, never
speaking.
Vanderlip told her she
wasn't crazy, and that she
wasn't the only teen dealing
with these issues.
"She was the first per-
son, and just about the only
person, that listened to what
I had to say and did not criti-
cize or judge me," McIntosh
says.
She continued to cor-
respond with Vanderlip over
the years, sharing her fears
and seeking advice.
"Susie would always ask,
What can you do differently,
next time?' "
Now 20 years old and
living on her own, McIntosh
credits Vanderlip for helping
her take the big step to go
to college, which she started
last fall. She had been too
scared to take the entrance
exam, as afraid of succeed-
ing as she was of failing.
"Susie told me. 'Do the


scary things every day. Just
get up and do it. Let go of how
it might turn out.' I turned
my mind off and just did it.
The next day I went and took
the entrance exam."
Vanderlip, whose train-
ing is in dance, is a deeply
spiritual woman who doesn't
hesitate to share that in her
presentations and in her
book. She believes that fear
is at the heart of many of
the things teens do to harm
themselves. Fear, she says,
is why they don't open up to
their parents: They are afraid
of how they will react.
Vanderlip, 55, lives in
Orange, Calif., with her sec-
ond husband, a clinical psy-
chologist. She doesn't have
children. Her ability to con-
nect with teens is rooted in
her experience from her first
marriage.
Her first husband was
her best friend throughout
her adolescence, her first
boyfriend, her high school
sweetheart. She felt he was
wounded somehow and
*needed her.
She helped put him
through dental school and
they settled into an affluent
life in San Francisco. But
inwardly, he began to deal
with his stress and his emo-
tional problems by drinking
and abusing drugs. Despite
her efforts to help him, his
addiction worsened.
She describes her own
desperation in the foreword
of her book: "I found myself
engulfed in a daily dance
with gut-wrenching despair,
wild unrelenting fear, disillu-
sionment, hurt, rage, shame,

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ACT WITH AN AIM: Susie Vanderlip gets a high-five during a presentation for orthodontists
where she conveyed teens' world to adults so they can communicate better.


guilt, and anxiety that kept
me bouncing from a victim
of paralysis to an obsessively
determined 'fixer."'
One of the worst
moments came when he
spent 12 hours straight play-
ing video games and getting
loaded, completely ignoring
her pleas to talk to her, or
even look at her.
He accidentally over-
dosed at the age of 35.
Vanderlip incorporates
in her "Legacy .of Hope" pro-
gram the. emotional turmoil
of her first marriage and
what she learned from the
12-step support groups she
turned to after his death.
Her one-hour program
grew out of the work she did
as a dancer and choreog-
rapher with a semi-profes-
sional group Kaleidoscope of
Orange County, and as a
dance teacher at Coastline
Community College in Costa
Mesa, Calif. When she first
started "Legacy of Hope" in
1991, it was more dance
than acting,, she says. She
took acting classes, and now
it is more acting than dance.
She's presented "Legacy
of Hope" to parents and at
a variety of conferences for
professionals who work with
children. Last fall, she per-
formed the program during


a luncheon for the California
Association of Orthodontists
in San Diego.
Why orthodontists?
Orthodontists deal with
a lot of teenagers, and get-
ting their cooperation is
key to successfully treating
them, says Dr. Ken Fisher,
president of the association,
who hoped his fellow dentists
would come away with more
empathy for "their youthful
patients.
"We have to understand
as best we can what that kid
is going through and why
they may not be doing what
they're supposed to be doing,"
Fisher said. "Sometimes, we
know it's better just to talk

with the kids'. Sometimes, we
have to go to the parents."
As always, Vanderlip
began her presentation
in character, sauntering
through the audience as a
defiant "Julio" while they fin-
ished, dessert. With a wool
cap pulled down to her ears
to hide her hair, she looked
like an adolescent boy in
her sunglasses, checkered
shirt, baggy jeans and tennis
shoes.,
"Hey, you think I'm
crazy, man?" she challenged
the audience, taking on the.
bittersweet bravado of a boy
she met. at an assembly in


Fresno. 'You ain't seen crazy
til you seen my old man
when he's drinking."
The orthodontists ini-
tially reacted the same way
McIntosh said her school-
mates in Florida did: They
weren't sure what to make
of Vanderlip, looking around
at each other, restless in
their chairs. But as each of
her characters unfolded, the
room grew attentive. By the
end, the dentists understood
her and her message.
"It's a rah-rah that
I can do better," said Dr.
Bill Barton of San Diego. "I
can do better for somebody
else."
That's essentially the
message Vanderlip tries to
get across in her book that
parents and teens can com-
municate better with each
other. She encourages them
to read the book together.
McIntosh, who still
struggles with self-doubt,
Says she shared the book
with her mother.
"If my parents did at least
10 of those things that she
mentions in there, I probably
wouldn't be the way I am
now. I probably wouldn't feel
the way I feel. It could help a
lot of .parents, just because
they get it from the inside
scoop."-


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the plant site, please call and leave a voice mail message at any of these numbers:
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All classes held on 6 consecutive Wednesdays, January 25th through March 1st.
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8:30 9:30a.m.
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* Spanish for Travelers


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* Mini Vegetable Gardening
*Antiques & Collectibles.
* Beginning Drayving
* Watercolor I (class is 2 sessions)
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St. Joe Towns & Re-
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Construction Superin-
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COUNTY Homebullding
Operations. Candidate
will supervise the con-
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unique homes. Candi-
date should have great
organizational and lead-
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Iri addition to strong
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required and two year
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We offer great pay &
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JOB NOTICE

The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners Is
accepting applications for
a full-time Emergency
Management and E9-1-1
System Coordinator. Ap-
plications and: a complete
job description are availa-
,"le in our Human Re-
sources Office (1000 Cecil
G. Costin Sr Blvd Pon
St. Joe), or at
www.gulfcountygovern
ment corn

.Applications will be ac-
-'epted until 5:00 p.m.. E.T.
Ibn January 27. 2006 at the
Gulf County Human Re-
sources Office. For more
information. please con-
tact Human Resources Di.
rector Denise Manuel at
(850 ) 229.5335.

Gulf County enforces a
Drug-Free Workplace Poli
cy and is an Equal Oppor-
tunity/ Afllirmative Action
Employer.


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some weekends. 16 hours
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Classes starting Jan. 31st
827-2510 for more info. THE PORT INN is now ac.
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to work weekends noli.
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must If you have an eye
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'JOB NOTICE

The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners is
accepting applications for
onee (1) full-time Permit
Clerk for the Building De-
partment. Applications
and a complete job de-
scription are available in
our Human Resources Of-
fice (1000 Cecil G. Costin,
St. Blvd., Port St. Joe).or
at www.gulfcountygovern
ment.com
Applications will be ac-
copied until 5:00 p m. E T.
on January 27. 2006 at Ihe
Gulf County Human Re-
sources Office.'' For more
Information, please con-
tact Human Resources Di.
rector Denise Manue: at
(850) 229-5335.
Gulf County enforces a
Drug-Free Workplace Poll-
cy and is an Equal Oppor-
tunity/ 'Affirmative Action
Employer.




MEDICAL OFFICE 'Seek-2
Ing Full time. professional
office personnel. Comput-
er and clerical experience
necessary.' Must hve ex-
cellent people skills. In-
quiries please contact
850-596-3509 or 527-7785
to apply.
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wages, attractive benefits,
unlimited growth potential.
Background check and se-
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BUS DRIVER TRAINING
The Gulf County School
Board has immediate
openings for substitute
bus drivers. Training will
consist of 40 total hours in-
cluding 20 hours in the
classroom and 20 hours
on a bus. Training is free if
an applicant drives a bus
for the Gulf County School
Board. All other applicants
for bus driver training must
pay a fee of $52. All appli-
cants must be finger print-
ed, take a bus driver phys-
ical, and be drug tested
before being approved by
the School Board as a
driver. All licensed drivers
for the Gulf County School
Board are eligible for any
full time positions that
come available. If interest-
ed or you want more Infor-
mation, call Carolyn at the
Gulf County Adult School
at 227-1744

City of Mexico
Beach
Is currently accepting ap-
plications for Full Time po-
sition of Police offic-
er-Patrolman 1. Must meet
FDLE requirements, to In-
clude L.E. FDLE certifica-
tion. People, oral, & written
communications and
some computer skills es-'
sential. Starting salary Is
$26,000/annual plus bene-
fits. Applications will be re-
viewed until position is
filled. Call 850-648-4790
for information or -pickup
application at 118 N. 14th
St. The City of Mexico
Beach is an EEOC provid-
er.

CUSTODIAL POSITION
AVAILABLE
The Gulf County Health
Department has one (1)
opening for a Custodian.
Forty (40) hours per week
@$8.00 per hour. May be
asked to work evening
hours occasionally Fin-
gerprinting and Emergen.
cy' Duties Required. OPS
Position, no benefits as-
signed. Closing Date:
02/13/06. For more infor-
mation, contact Lesia
Hathaway at 1850)
227-1276, ext. 149.

Refer to Requisition Num-
ber 64923098.
An Equal Opportuni.
ty/Aflirmative Action Em-
ployer.
Apply at:
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for assistance, contact:
People First at
877-562-7287

DRIVER TRAINEES
NEEDED NOWI No expe-
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openings for entry-level
semi drivers. Our avg. driv-
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first year. 60 0of our driv-
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Call today 1-866-280-5309

Drivers & Loader
Operators Needed
for RinKer Materials Ready.
Mix Division Drivers must
have Class A or B CDL Lic.
Best benefit package, paid
holidays, tuition assistance
and education incentive.
paid overtime. Apply: 1901
B. E. 15th St. PC or call
872-3510. DFWP/ EOE.

DRIVERS
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Now hiring CL A&B CDL
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DRIVERS WANTED FOR
LOCAL COMPANY. Home
every night. 1 years experi-
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-Bonus after 90 Days. Call
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General' ,
JOB FAIR !!!
Danes ana Curole will be
interviewing and hiring
from 8:00am-5:OOpm on
Wednesday. Jan. 4. 2006
and 8:30am-5:OOpm on
Thursday, Jan. 5, 2006. All
Interviews will take place
at La Quinta Hotel McAl-
len, 1100 S. 10th, St. Me
Allen, Tx. Offshore Con-
structilon Pipe Welders,
Structural Welders, Pipefit-
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offshore schedule Trans-
portation provided to and
from job sites. Welding
tests' required. Applicants
must be able to pass' a
drug screen and physical.
Applicants should be able
to speak, read and write
English. Roustabouts,
plumbers, electricians
shebtrock installers, and
helpers. Needed to assist
in hurricane cleanup In
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Housing, transportation
and meals provided. Bilin-
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TOP INDUSTRY PAY &
GREAT BENEFITS Fax re-
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Currently seeking route
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GT Corn, a total communi.
cations company provider
in Northwest Florida with
55,000 access lines, has.a
vacancy' for, a Service
Technician at their Port St.
Joe, Florida location. Re-
porting to the Local Man-
ager, successful candidate
will be responsible lor the
installation, repair and
malntenafice of telecom-
munication equipment in-
cluding installation of DSL
at customer location. Must
be computer literate and
knowledgeable of Intemet
along with possessing ex-
celient (communication and
customer service skills. A
two year degree or equiva-
lent years of related expe-
rienc preferred.
We dffer a competitive sal-
ary and benefits package
Including 401K. Please re-
spond In confidence to:
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uruman Resources Manag-
er '
GT Com '


Oil Related
MACHINIST WANTED
Must be able to thread oil-.
field API connections.
Must be willing to relocate
to Oklahoma City, OK. If in-
terested call
405-670-2220.
PLUMBERS Helper & ex-
perience plumbers, will
train, paid vacation & holi-
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639-5227 for application
ROOFERS
WANTED
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Call 229-6859.




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Storeroom Clerk
GT Corn, a total communi-
cations company provider
in Northwest Florida with
55,000 access lines, has a
vacancy for a Storeroom
Clerk at their Port St. Joe
location. Reporting to the
Supply Manager, success-
ful candidate will be re-
sponsible for the daily
stocking, issuing and re-
ceiving of materials; inven-
tory count of all warehous-
es; packing and preparing
materials for shipping in-
cluding the processing,
programming and ship-
ping of DSL modems.
Must be computer literate
and knowledgeable, of in-
ternet along with posses-
sing excellent communi-
cation and customer serv-
ice skills. A two year de-
gree or equivalent years of
related experience pre-
ferred. Warehousing and
inventory experience a
plus. ,

We offer a competitive sal-
ary and benefits package
Including 401K Please re-
spond in confidence to:
Susan Machemer
Human Resources Manag-
er
GTCom ; :
P 0. Box 220
Port St. Joe,;FL 32457
smachemer@fairpoint.com
FAX: 850-229-689
EOEtMFDV
The'Gulf County
Board of
County Commissioners
Now accepting applica.
tions lor one' ll full-time
Laborer positions at the
Public Works Depart-
ment. 'Appications and a
complete job description
are available in our Human
Resources Office 11000
Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd.
Port' St. Joel. or at www.
aulfcountvaovernment.
om Applications will be
accepted until 5:00 p.m.,
E.T. on January 13. 2005
at Ine Gulf County Human
Resources Office. For
more information, please
contact Human Resources
Director Denise Manuel at
1850) 229-5335.
Gulf County enforces a
Drug-Free Workplace Poli-
cy and is an Equal Oppor-
tunity/ Affirmalive Action
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rims w/ tires, $1000 for all
4,227-8008




RESTAURANT Equip-'
ment.' Convection ovens
5200, Shams $100, 3 door
freezers $500, Large dish
pit $500., Lost of other
items cheap. Will be giving
.lots of things away at no
costly All must go. call
541-3120


60

COKE/M&M ROUTE Earn
Big $$ $0 down financing
800-367-6709 x:2438
124/7) BO# 2510
Looking for Moms Who
want to WORK FROM
HOME, raise their children,
& provide a significant in-
come Call Patty for more
into 827-2510

REMEMBER: ADS in
this classification may or
may not require an in.
vestment or may be
multi-level marketing
opportunities We do
not recommend giving
creoat card or bank ac.
count information out
over the phone. Always
research the company
you plan to do business
with BEFORE investing.




PUBLIC NOTICE
II you have a vaiiaole rate:
mortgage, now is the time
to get a low fixed rate. Call
America's First Home Mort-
gage at 850-323-0824 for
local, personal service.




OAK GROVE, rear apart-
ment, quiet neighborhood,
3br; appliances, includes
W/D, $400 mo + dep, call
,205-345-3953 or 205-310-
0639




2 BR, 1.5 BA TH Gulf Aire
subdivision, pool & tennis,
beach access w/ board-
walk, $775mo. Call 850-
229-8667
MEXICO BEACH Water-
front TH, 2/2 on canal to
Gulf w/covered boat lift/
slip, $1400mo. 850-229-
9353




2 BR, 2 1/2 BA, Duplex for
rent LONG TERM, 6
months to year lease. Gulf
front, fully furnished except
utilities. Pets allowed with
size/breed restriciton.
$1,200 per month, $1,200
damage deposit. Please
Call 850-229-6100,
Bluewater Realty.
3 BR 2 BA Double wide
Mobile Home in Mexico
Beach area, full : wrap
around porch, 3 vehicle
parking space, & all major
appliances, $850mo+1mo
dep, lease req. 647-5722


71

2 BR, 1 BA Home, Just Off
Port St Joe Bay, CH/A, car-
port, $750/mo + 1 mo.
dep. Call 678-517-6001
3 BR, 2 BA Hiland View,
$900/mo., $900/dep. Con-
tact Tammy Sasser@
Coldwell Banker Forgotten
Coast Realty 648-1010.
3 BR, 2 BA house at Bea-
con Hill, fully furn'd with
beautiful Gulf views. $1500
mo. incl's util's. 647-8317 -
3 BR, 3 BA, BAYFRONT,
fully furnished, Non- smok-
ing, No pets. $1900 mo.
850-832-5344. ,
3 NEW HOUSES For Rent
Marvin Ave. Port St. Joe,
FL 3 BR 2 BA $1500/mo.
Call 215-9194
CARABELLE 3br/1ba new
remodel, big yrd, no pets,
$750mo. 404-307-8912
CUTE BUNGALOW at
1404 Long Ave. 3 bed-
rooms, 2 baths. Recently
renovated; new flooring,
dishwasher, central
heat/AC. Washer/dryer
hookups. Large backyard
with deck and shed. Land-
lord provides lawn service.
Pets o.k. $950/mo. This
house will not be available
for long. Call Ron at
850-258-3425.
HISTORIC
NORTH DISTRICT
Fixer-Upper 12th St.
Zoned Commercial
By Owner. $95,000
404-218-0077
MEXICO BEACH 2 br, 2
ba $600 month + deposit'
and last months rent. call
850-340-1651



I BR, 2 BA, furn'd, with
washer & dryer on 1 acre
in Carrabeile beach.
$775mo 850.697.-8440




New Commercial Office
and warehouse storage for
lease In St. Joe commerce
park located on Industrial
Rd. (FL Hwy 382) behind
Arizona Chemical. Each
space consists of an office,
bath, storage closet and
warehouse with 10' roll-up
door. Conveneni to all lo-
cations, 1/2 mile off Hwy-
98. 1000 sq.ft. each space.
$550' per month. 12 month
leases One monin securi-
ty deposit: Office (850)
229-8014. Home (850)
229-803,0.0850-258*4691

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2176 HWY 98, 4 Lots,
great possibilities for multi-
family, 183ft. unobstructed
Bay View. City water &
sewer. currently a conven-
ience store- with gas
pumps. $1,700,000. Call
Joan Lovelace (Cell
527-2560) Mexico Beach
Harmon Realty (800)
239-4959.
MEXICO BEACH, Hwy 98
General Commercial- Den-


sity should allow Duplex.
Gulf view & Beach access.
$695,000. Joan Lovelace,
850-527-2560 Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty or
800-239-4959
'4,


2 BR 1 BA Port St.Joe.
Corner lot with bay view.
$235K 850-762-3252 by
owner
2 BR 1.5 BA, brick house
on 5 to 11 acres in Clarks-
ville, pool, asking $275K,
call Deborah, 850-674-
7508/850-674-9110 work
SMexido Beach 1 BR 1 BA
Cabin, Nicely decorated w/
laminated slate floors &
countertops. Bead board
throughout, Galley kitchen,
track lighting, partially or
fully furnished. Laundry,
pool, facilities avail. Car-.
port, $700/mo lease, util.
not incl. or $31,000 for pur-
chase. Call 407-791-8943
MEXICO BEACH- 4th St.
3br, 1.5ba home. Large liv-
ing room w/vaulted ceiling.
Jenaire Grill. Wraparound
deck. 2 blocks from dedi-
cated beach. $349,900
Joan Lovelace
850-527-2560, Mexico
Beach. 'Harmon Realty
,(800)239-4959.
MEXICO BEACH- 507
Georgia. 3br, 2ba mobile
home on corner lot.
Screened porch and deck:.
Fenced in back- yard.
$275,000. Joan Lovelace
850-527-2560, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty
(800)239-4959.
MEXICO BEACH- 609
Georgia. 3br, 2ba on
75x112 corner lot. Large
Florida room, screened
back porch. $275,000.
Joan Lovelace
850-527-2560, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty
(800)239-4959.
MEXICO BEACH by Own-
er beautiful 1/2 ac. 3 +, 2
1/2 Cypress hm. Bu. 2000
pool. + decking, sc'porch,
outside shower,', Ig laun.
rm, grnhse + workshop,
fully landscaped, sprinker.
sys on timers, well for irri-
gation. Two blks from
bch., turn. too much to
mention $435k call
386-299-1871 Drive by 230
Bailey Ln.
SMEXICO BEACH,
$399,900 3br/2.5ba
townhouse. Like new, fully
furnished, Beachside of 98
Joan Lovelace, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty,
850-527-2560 or
-800-239-4959
MEXICO BEACH, 34th Si
3br/2ba, Beachside of
Hwy, 1/2 Duplex. Well
maintained, fully furnished.
Guliview. $695 000 Joan
Lovelace. l8501527-2560
Mexico Beach Harmon Re-
alty. 800-239-1959
MEXICO, BEACH, Beach
side of 98, 2br/2ba, pool,
garage. Price Reduced.
Was $549.900. Now
$499.900. Priced below
comparable sales. ,Joan
Lovelace, (850) 527-2560
Mexico Beach Harmon Re-
alty, 850-648-5767.
OVERSTREET, 3br, 2ba
on 1.25 acres. 15ft deep
fish pond,, greenhouse,
screened porch, carport w/
work shop. $274,900 Joan
Lovelace 850-527-2560,
Mexico Beach Harmon Re-
alty (800)239-4959.
OVERSTREET, 3br, 2ba
on 2 acres, outside shed.
Near Wetappo Creek,
$249,900. Joan Lovelace
850-527-2560, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty
(800)239-4959(.
PORT ST. JOE. 173 Bar-
bara Dr. 3br/2ba w/ spa-
clous room's Irg yard near
schools, town. Fireplace in
family room, screened
porch. $385,000. Joan
Lovelace 850-527-2560,'
Mexico Beach Harmon Re-
alty t800)239-4959.
PRE-CONSTRUCTION
SALE on New Homes, lo-
Scated in Port St. Joe, in
Nice location. Reasonable
prices. Janice Hall Con-
struction, Inc. '.229-6859. '
ST. JOE BEACH Santa
'Anna St. 3br, 2ba, fire-
place, hot tub, 2 car gar-.
age. $275,000. Joan Love-
lace 850-527-2560 Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty
(800)239-4959.
ST. JOE BEACH,
$795,000. 3br/2ba. Corner
lot across from dedicated
beach. Florida room w/ un-
obstructed view of beach.
Commercial possibilities.
Call Joan Lovelace, Mexi-
co Beach Harmon Realty,
850-527-2560 or
800-239-4959
ST. JOE BEACH. Pineda
St. $225,000. 2br/1ba Mo-
bile home on 75x150 lot,
2nd block from dedicated
beach. Joan Lovelace
(850)527-2560, Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty
800-239-4959 .



FLORIDA, Destin, Gulf
Front nice 2 BR, 2 BA con-
do Emerald Towers. Good
rentals, great building.
Priced right $674,900 Will
Co-Op. View at
www.mlsmart.com&2229
(901) 378-0148. or (901)
734-3111


MEXICO BEACH- water-
front, 2br/1.5ba, canalfront
townhome, blue-water unit-
108C, Miramar Dr. 1 blk to
gulf, deeded boat slip
incl'd. Fum'd. Immaculate.
$585k Call (315) 525-4306.


83
4 ACRES in Howard
Creek, w/ ponds, barn,
deep well, and po er,
$299,000, 827-2510 ;
Affordable Lots 1
1 mile from;
Beautiful St
Joseph Bay!
$75K Call
850-227-9462;
www.plantatiohi-
palmssl.comi
FOR SALE BY OWNER
GULF VIEW LOT on Cape
San Bias $499,000 '(13
Mariners Ln, Lot 17' in
S.Beach. In X-Zone 'w/
New brdwalk, New gite,
New sewer area.Call eff
w/ an offer 404.451.2300.
HISTORIC NORTHSI)E,
11th Street 60'x100' lot,
By Owner. $65,000 Call
404-218-0077. 1
MEXICO BEACH LOT,
150x100, 1 block from ded-
icated beach, waterview,
$495K. 850-596-2057 ;or
850-271-1453
ST. JOE BEACH Coro a-
do St. 75x130 L ot.
$259,900, Seller Motivat-
ed. Joan Lovelace, Mexjco
Beach Harmon Realty
850-527-2560 1 or
850-648-5767



FLORIDA: NEW HOMkS
FOR SALE OR RENT -
850-982-4977 Gulf
Breeze, FL 4/3, brick in
Berkeley Forest.
$1345/month rental iell
$328,000.- 3/2 itlck
home. Victorian Village,
$1295/mo rent $259700
for sale. Pensacola. F
S4/3 brick, Busbee Pladta-
tion, 3000sf hote,
$1295'month rent,
$279 900 for sale. NEW
TOWNHOME SALE PR
RENT, Destin,. FL 3/2
new TH, Quail Lakes, repar
pool. $1259/monin ,for
rent, Call 850-837-4818
$259,000 for sale, Call
850-830-3204 Panama
City Beach, FL; 22',12 he
Hammocks, Commupity
pool. $1095/mo, for reni,
Call 850-230-04 0.
$180000 for sale .;all
850-527-9758 .v'




2 BR, 1 BA
Located in St. Joe Beach.
No pets. referencesre-
quirea $500 per mont6 +
deposit 850-227-1795 P
94
3 BDRM 2 BATH MO ILE ,
HOME. located on water In
Overstreet, furnished: $850
mo. Call ED 227-9727
3 BR 1 BA w/CH&A, uriur-
nished, at Mexico Beabh,
$600mo w/$600 Dam4ge
dep. 648-5905
SINGLE WIDE MOBILE
HOME, in Overstreet. $500
mo Call Ed 227-9727


900:8,
2003 KEYWEST 23ft Cen-
ter. Console with electrin-
ics. 200hp. 180 hours.
Trailer included. $26,500.
call 850 762-3252
SHRIMP BOAT FbR
SALE- 38'x14', 471 GM
Diesel, recently reblilt,
$5000 Cash Onlyl Gall
850-653-8120 or 653-5425



MEXICO BEACH Cc ,er
Boat Lift/Slip, up to 25ftdi-
rect access to qulf,
$140mo. 2299353


90

1979 COACHMAN
27fi 5th wheel, good con-
dition. $2800 or best offer.
Call 850-532-1658



DISCOVERY 1998 36T w/
a cummings diesel, 37k
miles, 1 slide (3x11ift) on
living & dinning'side. No
animals or smoking.
Clean, like new wood cabi-
nets, w/d and fully loaded.
$66.500 call 352-489-1400
or 352-342-5810 *



1997 CHEVY CAVALIER,
good condition, engine
needs work., $500.00 Call
227-7164
2001 TOYOTA ECHO
Pristine Condition 47.000
miles. RED. $10,800 Call
227-4162 '.
To Place An A
in The Star ,3
Classifieds 4

(850) 747-5020
or ;3
1 (800) 345-8688


TOYOTA 2002 SEQUOIA
LTD. Extra clean, low mile-
age, automatic with moon
roof and lots of: extras
$26,500 call 850-227-9801
ask for Billy
,.' -


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We do it ALL from furniture to floor.
Free Estimates
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Ii
Landscape Design &
SConsultation Services

Kay Kelley
Florida Certified
Landscape Designer

850-927-4090
Plan It before you Plant It!


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Lawn Er La&dscaping LLC
"When Quality Counts"
Landscape Design & Installation
Full Lawn Maintenance
Irrigation Installation & Repair
Commercial & Residential
Tractor Work, Rock Driveways, Water Features,
Sod & Palm Trees
Office: (850) 647-2522 1767


Tony Poloronis & Sons, Inc
State Certified Electrician ESI2000204
& Finish Carpentry RG006883
229-6751 Office 227-5666 Cell
Serving area since 1975 ,,,7;

Serving Port St. Joe and Surrounding Area for 20 Plus Years
1 Call Does It All For Your
Major Appliance, Air Condition & Electrical Repairs
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CRCO 132-696
8809 W er Highway 98 Beacon Hill, FL 2306
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850-647-3335
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Hutricine wirdov."s and door.
Bill Kirkland, Owner
85(0-251-.4300


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Residential Vacant Land* Commercial Appraisals

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. Serving Gull. Franklin, Bay, Calhoun,
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Show Room Located at St. Joe Airport

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Hardwuood Flooring

Decorative Flooring 850-229-7720 offers profes-
sional services for anyone who wants their floor
completed properly and with pride.
Exotic and Domestic wood Flooring
Inlays- Borders and Medallions
Installation Sanding and Refinishing Repair Custom
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Rod & Reel Repair
Bluewater Outriggers
Port City Shopping Center
229-1100


I CARPENTRY
PAINTING *
Home Repair Minor Renovations
Vinyl Siding & Gutters
Doors VWindows
Deck Maintenance
All But 6, LLC Licensed/Insured
Charlie Poliski
850-545-1126 or 697-2668 ..


ADVANCED APPLIANCE SERVICE
OF PORT ST. JOE

EXCELLENCE IN SERVICE & REPAIR
ALL BRANDS REASONABLE RATES
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58 Hwv 98 PO Box 14053
Mexico Beach, FL 32410
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168 The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, January 12, 2006 Established 1937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 68 yer

S, National

"-- Geographie
Ralph & Carol
McLawhon with Adelie
penguins December 5,
2005, on Torgerson Island,
Antarctica," ne r alner
Station.
S' 0 Ralph is the son of the
'Hl_ < WB.. -late George McLawhon who
.lived most of his life in Port
.1 BSt. Joe. He is the step-
\son of Audra McLawhon
Sof Port St. Joe. He was a
member of the legendary
high school class of '54,
Sbut moved away (to Alaska)
before graduation. Many
Members of that class still
reside in Port St. Joe and
nearby. We had 'a 50th re-
union in 2004.
Ralph I Carol set
F' -_two weeks in Antartica
aboard the National Geo-
graphic, Endeavour last
December. They currently
reside in Parrish, Florida,
nearer Sarasota.









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